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Nouméa (nōōmāä´), town (1992 est. pop. 75,000), chief port and capital of the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, on New Caledonia island, South Pacific. Local industry, dominated by the nearby Doniambo nickel smelter, include cementworks, foods and beverages, agricultural processing, and apparel production. It was the site of a U.S. airfield in World War II. Nouméa is the seat of the SPC (formerly the South Pacific Commission), an international body formed in 1947 to promote the economic and social welfare of Pacific island people. On the town's outskirts is the Tjibaou Cultural Center, designed by Renzo Piano. The town was a French penal colony from 1864 to 1897.

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Nouméa City and seaport in sw New Caledonia island, s Pacific Ocean; the capital of New Caledonia. Originally called Port-de-France, it was made capital of New Caledonia in 1854. Local mining products include nickel, chrome and manganese. Pop. (2002 est.) 84,900.

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