Asked in Twilight New Moon
Why was new caledonia given its name?
The name Caledonia derives from the Latin name of an area corresponding to modern Scotland. The rugged coastline of New Caledonia allegedly reminded Captain Cook (whose father was a Scot) of Scotland, and he thus named it New Caledonia. ...
Asked in World Heritage Sites, French Polynesia
When were the lagoons of New Caledonia inscribed a world heritage site?
The lagoons of New Caledonia were made a national heritage site in 2008.