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Nouméa

[noo-mey-uh] /nuˈmeɪ ə/
noun
1.
a city in and the capital of New Caledonia, on the SW coast.

New Caledonia

[kal-i-doh-nee-uh, -dohn-yuh] /ˌkæl ɪˈdoʊ ni ə, -ˈdoʊn yə/
noun
1.
an island in the S Pacific, about 800 miles (1290 km) E of Australia. 6224 sq. mi. (16,120 sq. km).
2.
an overseas territory of France comprising this island and other smaller islands: formerly a penal colony. 131,665; 7200 sq. mi. (18,650 sq. km).
Capital: Nouméa.
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  • The governor would return, the law would take its course, and they would go to noumea to work out their lives for crime.

  • But what struck me perhaps most of all was a word I heard on the verandah of the Tribunal at noumea.

    In the South Seas Robert Louis Stevenson
  • She was the first lady who had ever come to noumea, he said, on a journey of pleasure.

    The Castle Of The Shadows Alice Muriel Williamson
  • Towards the middle of 1873 a despatch of the Minister of Marine reached noumea.

  • He was respited, and transported to noumea, where he married, and became father of a little girl.

    A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson
  • It was French, and at the top of the page Kate saw the word "noumea."

    The Castle Of The Shadows Alice Muriel Williamson
  • A first shipload was disembarked in 1864 at noumea, and the foundations of the city laid.

  • A good many Australians, however, were established in trade in noumea.

    Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey
  • Some merchants of noumea, accused of having facilitated the escape of Rochefort and his friends, were expelled from the isle.

  • "Not life-prisoners at noumea," replied the other; and the answer fell desolately on Virginia's ear.

    The Castle Of The Shadows Alice Muriel Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for noumea

New Caledonia

noun
1.
an island in the SW Pacific, east of Australia: forms, with its dependencies, a French Overseas Country; discovered by Captain Cook in 1774; rich mineral resources. Capital: Nouméa. Pop: 264 022 (2013 est). Area: 19 103 sq km (7374 miles) French name Nouvelle-Calédonie

Nouméa

/ˌnuːˈmeɪə; French numea/
noun
1.
the capital and chief port of the French Overseas Territory of New Caledonia. Pop: 146 000 (2005 est)
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