New Caledonia Population: 284,533

New Caledonia is a special French-administered territory that is located in the southwest of the Pacific Ocean. There is a mix of the residents in the nation such as the original inhabitants of the Kanak people who are found in the Northern Province. There are people of European descent, Southeast Asian, Polynesian people, and also North African descent who are found in the southern province. The capital of the nation is Nouméa.

The largest cities by population in New Caledonia

Noumea, Mont-Dore, and Dumbea are some of the largest, as well as the highly populates cities in New Caledonia.

New Caledonia population history 

In the year 2000, the population of the country was 217,269, but now it has risen to 285,498. The median age of the country has increased to 33.6. The urban population of the country has increased to 205,195. The global population rank of the nation is now 184.

New Caledonia population forecast 

In the year 2050, the population of the nation is expected to be 346,510. The median age of the country will be 41.8. The urban population of the country will have risen to 306,203. Then the global population rank of the nation will come to position 184.

New Caledonia demographics 

The life expectancy of the people in New Caledonia is 78.16 years. The infant mortality rate of the country is 10.4.

New Caledonia religion and politics 

Christianity is the predominant faith, followed by a large number of populations in New Caledonia. The major denominations are Roman Catholics, Protestant and Pentecostal churches are well-established. The other religions in small communities are Islam and Buddhism. The culture of Kanak is also traditionally followed. These are enshrined as part of the ancestral beliefs and rituals. The costume is the set of social rules followed in the everyday lives of the Kanak. The visitors are expected to show respect for the traditions.

The political system is based on parliamentarism and representative democracy. The head of the government is the president. The system followed is the multi-party system. The executive power is with the government. The government, as well as the congress of the country, has the legislative powers.

New Caledonia economy 

The nation is one of the essential sources for a nickel. Tourism also plays an important part. Many of the Japanese couples visit New Caledonia for marriage and honeymoon. It is also a famous destination for Australian students who come to learn French.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%