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Noumea Travel Guide, New Caledonia

Located 664 miles away from Nadi, Noumea is the capital city of New Caledonia which is one of the French territories. The city was discovered by Captain Cook and it is shaped like a cigar. This city was considered to be a part of France in 1853.

The city is a great example of the French and Melanesian tradition. The first settlement in this city was founded by the British businessman James Paddon in the year 1851. The French government established a settlement after three years in 1854. This city was also named as the biggest military headquarter during the World War II.

Today, Noumea is the most modernized city among all the pacific islands. This city has beautiful landscapes and jagged hills to offer to its natives as well as tourists. The most populated places of this city include Bourail, Koumac and Pouembout. The main airport is just 50 kms away from the city and connected with all the major regions of the city. Nouméa is dominated by the French language and traditions.

Noumea Travel Guide -Weather

Noumea has warm and humid climate but comparatively different from other places of the north in the Pacific. Average temperature of the city is around 26 degrees throughout the year. This city is gifted with a beautiful climate which makes it one of the most visited destinations. Also, because of these factors, the cost of living in this city is comparatively higher than in other pacific cities.

Noumea Travel Guide -The little train in Noumea

A small train is one of the means of transportations to visit the whole city. This train is connected throughout the important stations of the city. It covers various attractions of the city, including Flora and Fauna, the Aquarium, the Park Forester, city museum and colonial houses, thereby giving a picturesque ferry to the visitors.

The times have changed and so has Noumea. It has become a garden city now with traits of urbanization and natural beauty blend together. The city has streets which possess old colonial houses and the beaches.

This travel guide could not comprise all there is to know about Noumea, but be sure that there is plenty to see and enjoy in the city.


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