Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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New Caledonia

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New Caledonia is ruled from France, but it has a special relationship (as a pays d'outre-mer, overseas’ country), being neither a département nor an overseas territory nor a collectivité territorial, with sovereignty in certain areas being progressively passed to New Caledonia itself. It forms part of the French mail system.

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.


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New Caledonia - Country information


Local short name form

Official name





International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


New Caledonia - Languages


The official language is French External (53 400 first-language speakers). 37 other languages are spoken, many by small numbers. The main ones of these are: Ajië External (5 000 speakers); Bislama External (1 200 speakers); Cemuhî External (2 500 speakers); Dehu External (15 000 speakers); Dumbea External (1 400 speakers); East Futuna External (3 000 speakers); Fwâi External (1 000 speakers); Iaai External (2 200 speakers on Ouvéa Island); New Caledonian Javanese External (6 750 speakers); Nengone External (6 050 speakers on Mare Island); Numee External (1 800 speakers); Nyâlayu External (1 400 speakers); Paicî External (5 500 speakers); West Uvean External (1 870 speakers on Ouvea Atoll); Wallisian External (9 000 speakers); Xârâcùù External (3 500 speakers) and Yuaga External (2 000 speakers).

New Caledonia - Address formats


Please refer to the chapter on France for address information. A street address in Nouméa may contain a quarter, written on the line below the street address like this:

   Contact name
   {Building information}
   House number[ ]Street name
   Postal code[ ]SETTLEMENT{[ ]Sorting code}
   A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

New Caledonia - Post office box


This is written Boîte Postale.

Postal codes in New Caledonia


All New Caledonia postal codes (Code Postal) commence with the digits 988.

   Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

New Caledonia - Postal code format graphic


New Caledonia - Postal code format

New Caledonia - Postal code specifics


New Caledonia - Postal code regular expression


New Caledonia - Postal code level of coverage


New Caledonia - Administrative districts


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New Caledonia has three provinces: Îles Loyauté External, Nord External and Sud External.

Telephone numbers in New Caledonia


   Note: This section last updated 13th August 2013

New Caledonian telephone numbers have no area codes. Subscriber numbers have 6 digits. Mobile numbers commence with one of these number ranges: 50-54, 7, 80-87, 87-99.

   Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see External 

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