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French territory of New Caledonia voted against independence from France 

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  • October 14, 2020
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French territory of New Caledonia voted against independence from France 

Part of: GS Prelims (Map – based) and GS-II – International relations

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  • The French territory of New Caledonia voted against independence from France in a referendum held recently.
  • The referendum was a part of a decolonisation plan agreed in 1998, known as the Noumea Accord.
  • The Noumea Accord, which was concluded in 1998, provided for a practically sovereign status. Under this agreement, New Caledonia is allowed up to three referendums on independence, the latest one being the last of them.

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New Caledonia 

  • It is an archipelago.
  • It is located in the southwest Pacific Ocean.
  • It was discovered in 1774 by the British navigator James Cook.
  • It was annexed by France in 1853.
  • In 1946, it became an overseas territory.
  • By 1953, French citizenship had been granted to all New Caledonians, regardless of ethnicity.
  • It accounts for around 10% of the world’s nickel reserve.

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