The capital of New Caledonia, on the southwest coast of the island of New Caledonia in the southwest Pacific Ocean. It was an Allied air base in World War II.
(place) Seaport & capital of New Caledonia, on the SE coast.
Noumea Sentence Examples
The centres of population are Noumea (Numea), the capital, on a fine harbour of the west coast near the southern extremity of the island, with 7000 inhabitants; Bourail, an agricultural penitentiary (1800); La Foa, in the centre of the coffee plantations; Moindu, St Louis and St Vincent.
Noumea is the seat of a superior tribunal, a tribunal of first instance, and a tribunal of commerce.
Noumea alone has (since 1879) a municipality, other localities being administered by commissions.
Coal has been worked near Noumea, and kaolin is found in places.
The chief industrial establishments are smelting furnaces for cobalt, meat-preserving works at Ouaco, sugar-works and distilleries at Noumea and La Foa, tobacco, oil and soap factories at Noumea.