NEW CALEDONIA TOURISM
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More than 20,000 km from Metropolitan France, New Caledonia is a spacial collectivity located in the heart of the Pacific Ocean, East of Australia. This oceanic archipelago consists of a 450 km long mainland, surrounded by the Loyalty Islands to the east (Ouvéa, Lifou and Maré), the Belep Archipelago to the north and the Pines Island to the south. Protected from the ocean by an great coral reef, New Caledonia has the largest closed lagoon in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since July 2008. The island is ranked fifth in the world for its biological diversity.