Monday, November 29, 2010

New Caledonia - Lifou

Images of Lifou.

Sent by Ibetto of Wallis & Futuna who was visiting New Caledonia.

This is from Wikipedia : Lifou [lifu] is a commune (an overseas territory of France) in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia in the Pacific Ocean.

Lifou is made up of Lifou Island, the largest and most heavily populated of the Loyalty Islands, its smaller neighbour Tiga Island, and several uninhabited islets in between these two. All these islands lie among the Loyalty Islands, 190 km (120 mi) to the northeast of New Caledonia's mainland. At 1,146 km2 (442 sq mi), Lifou Island is the largest atoll in the world.

The town of Wé, on Lifou Island, is the administrative centre of the commune of Lifou as well as the provincial seat of the Islands Province.

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