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The Loyalty Islands presentation slideshow
The Loyalty Islands presentation slideshow
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: Destination îles Loyauté
M 6.8 EARTHQUAKE - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS - Oct 31, 2017
M 6.8 EARTHQUAKE - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS - Oct 31, 2017
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: EQForecaster
M 7.0 EARTHQUAKE - LOYALTY ISLANDS - Nov 19, 2017
M 7.0 EARTHQUAKE - LOYALTY ISLANDS - Nov 19, 2017
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: EQForecaster
The Loyalty Islands, where time slows down - (6 min)
The Loyalty Islands, where time slows down - (6 min)
Published: 2016/06/08
Channel: Destination îles Loyauté
Lifou, Loyalty Islands - New Caledonia - Celebrity Solstice - Dec 2015
Lifou, Loyalty Islands - New Caledonia - Celebrity Solstice - Dec 2015
Published: 2015/12/05
Channel: Carlos Eduardo Alcantara
Nouvelle-Calédonie - les Iles Loyauté - the Loyalty Islands
Nouvelle-Calédonie - les Iles Loyauté - the Loyalty Islands
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: New Caledonia Tourism
Lifou, Loyalty Island
Lifou, Loyalty Island
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: MrScubafan
Earthquake near Loyalty Islands, October 30 2017
Earthquake near Loyalty Islands, October 30 2017
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: Tracking weather
Massive 7.3 MEGA-QUAKE, TSUNAMI strikes LOYALTY ISLANDS(New Caledonia) 11.19.17.
Massive 7.3 MEGA-QUAKE, TSUNAMI strikes LOYALTY ISLANDS(New Caledonia) 11.19.17.
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: HarvestArmy
Sailing into Ouvea THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
Sailing into Ouvea THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: Catamaran Impi
Tsunami waves in New Caledonia,Vanuata,Australia after 7.0 Earthquake
Tsunami waves in New Caledonia,Vanuata,Australia after 7.0 Earthquake
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: RAW Videos
M 6.8 Earthquake Loyalty Islands 31 Oct 2017 SSGI Forecast Success
M 6.8 Earthquake Loyalty Islands 31 Oct 2017 SSGI Forecast Success
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: Ditrianum
Mare, Loyalty Islands
Mare, Loyalty Islands
Published: 2011/09/21
Channel: P&O Cruises Australia
New Caledonia & Loyalty Islands rocked with four 7.0 Earthquakes!!
New Caledonia & Loyalty Islands rocked with four 7.0 Earthquakes!!
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: ZGoldenReport
Sailing the LOYALTY ISLANDS, LIFOU, DOUEOULOU
Sailing the LOYALTY ISLANDS, LIFOU, DOUEOULOU
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: Catamaran Impi
Major 6.1 EARTHQUAKE shake LOYALTY ISLANDS 11.17.17
Major 6.1 EARTHQUAKE shake LOYALTY ISLANDS 11.17.17
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: HarvestArmy
M 6.6 Earthquake Loyalty Islands - Strong Aftershock Activity
M 6.6 Earthquake Loyalty Islands - Strong Aftershock Activity
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: Ditrianum
Major 6.1 EARTHQUAKE strike LOYALTY ISLANDS 11.16.17
Major 6.1 EARTHQUAKE strike LOYALTY ISLANDS 11.16.17
Published: 2017/11/17
Channel: HarvestArmy
Sailing New Caledonia - Loyalty Islands & Gadji (Isle of Pines)
Sailing New Caledonia - Loyalty Islands & Gadji (Isle of Pines)
Published: 2017/10/19
Channel: Down Under Rally
Passage New Caledonia for Loyalty Islands HD
Passage New Caledonia for Loyalty Islands HD
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: Catamaran Impi
Sailing Chepenehe LOYALTY ISLANDS
Sailing Chepenehe LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: Catamaran Impi
CM15034 Loyalty Islands
CM15034 Loyalty Islands
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: ClubMates Travel
Say Hello to Loyalty Islands!
Say Hello to Loyalty Islands!
Published: 2015/08/07
Channel: New Caledonia Tourism
Powerful 6.2 EARTHQUAKE hit LOYALTY ISLANDS just East of Australia
Powerful 6.2 EARTHQUAKE hit LOYALTY ISLANDS just East of Australia
Published: 2016/06/20
Channel: HarvestArmy
Resolute visits the Loyalty Islands
Resolute visits the Loyalty Islands
Published: 2014/08/26
Channel: kenwgib
Lifou, Loyalty Island
Lifou, Loyalty Island
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Emerald Studio Arts
Destination:  Mare (Loyalty Islands)
Destination: Mare (Loyalty Islands)
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: JuicyProjects
M 7.2 EARTHQUAKE - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS - Aug 12, 2016
M 7.2 EARTHQUAKE - SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS - Aug 12, 2016
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: EQForecaster
Journey to New Caledonia
Journey to New Caledonia
Published: 2013/11/29
Channel: Nicolas Pette
Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Sunday, 19 November 2017 - information
Strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - Loyalty Islands on Sunday, 19 November 2017 - information
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: Ronson ¡n s¡n California
Lifou, Loyalty Islands
Lifou, Loyalty Islands
Published: 2011/09/21
Channel: P&O Cruises Australia
Magnitude 5.9 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Magnitude 5.9 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2017/11/16
Channel: theshakemovie
7.0 Earthquake Hawaiian islands south west of loyalty islands
7.0 Earthquake Hawaiian islands south west of loyalty islands
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: News And event watcher
New Caledonia - Ouvea Loyalty Islands & Noumea
New Caledonia - Ouvea Loyalty Islands & Noumea
Published: 2017/08/21
Channel: TRAMS STUDIOS
Cyclone COOK ‏‎Loyalty Islands‎‏، ‏‎New Caledonia
Cyclone COOK ‏‎Loyalty Islands‎‏، ‏‎New Caledonia
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: world weather
Cave in Lifou Loyalty Islands
Cave in Lifou Loyalty Islands
Published: 2013/10/18
Channel: Karen Stewart
M 6.9 EARTHQUAKE - SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS 03/03/12
M 6.9 EARTHQUAKE - SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS 03/03/12
Published: 2012/03/03
Channel: EQReporter
Magnitude 5.9 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Magnitude 5.9 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: theshakemovie
Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0!
Strong aftershocks shaking Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia after shallow M7.0!
Published: 2017/11/01
Channel: Destination Devastation
eqs Loyalty Islands
eqs Loyalty Islands
Published: 2017/11/02
Channel: Kelly Bloyd
M 6.0 EARTHQUAKE - SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS 10/23/12
M 6.0 EARTHQUAKE - SOUTHEAST OF THE LOYALTY ISLANDS 10/23/12
Published: 2012/10/23
Channel: EQReporter
7.3 Earthquake (Loyalty Islands) 13 January 2011
7.3 Earthquake (Loyalty Islands) 13 January 2011
Published: 2011/01/13
Channel: NibiruMagick2012
Magnitude 6.5 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Magnitude 6.5 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: theshakemovie
7 mag EarthQuake and Cyclone for Loyalty Islands January 13 2011.
7 mag EarthQuake and Cyclone for Loyalty Islands January 13 2011.
Published: 2011/01/13
Channel: WEATHERORNUT
Strong 6 0 EARTHQUAKE strike SE of LOYALTY ISLANDS 5 16 16 See DESCRIPTION
Strong 6 0 EARTHQUAKE strike SE of LOYALTY ISLANDS 5 16 16 See DESCRIPTION
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: HarvestArmy
MAJOR QUAKE! M 7.2  Southeast Loyalty Islands
MAJOR QUAKE! M 7.2 Southeast Loyalty Islands
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: The Seventh Effect
Me snorkelling Lifou, Loyalty Islands 2011 video taken by cameron
Me snorkelling Lifou, Loyalty Islands 2011 video taken by cameron
Published: 2011/01/19
Channel: cheetahastra
Breaking News | Strong earthquake hits loyalty islands
Breaking News | Strong earthquake hits loyalty islands
Published: 2017/10/31
Channel: Breaking News 24/7
Celebrity Solstice, Lifou Island, Loyalty Islands Biff Palmer and Deborah Clegg
Celebrity Solstice, Lifou Island, Loyalty Islands Biff Palmer and Deborah Clegg
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: Biff F. Palmer
Tropical Cyclone Vania heading for Loyalty Islands
Tropical Cyclone Vania heading for Loyalty Islands
Published: 2011/01/13
Channel: WEATHERORNUT
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Loyalty Islands
Native name: Îles Loyauté
Loyalty Islands map.png
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates Coordinates: 21°04′S 167°21′E / 21.067°S 167.350°E / -21.067; 167.350
Archipelago Loyalty Islands
Major islands Lifou Island, Maré Island, Tiga Island, Ouvéa Island, Mouli Island, Faiava Island
Area 1,981 km2 (765 sq mi)
Highest elevation 138 m (453 ft)
Administration
France
Overseas territory New Caledonia
Largest settlement
Demographics
Population 17,436 (2009)
Pop. density 8.80 /km2 (22.79 /sq mi)

The Loyalty Islands (French: Îles Loyauté) are an archipelago in the Pacific. They are part of the French territory of New Caledonia, whose mainland is 100 km (62 mi) away. They form the Loyalty Islands Province (province des îles Loyauté), one of the three provinces of New Caledonia. It has 17,000 people living on almost 2,000 square kilometres (770 square miles). The native inhabitants are the Kanak people and the Tavu'avua' people.

The first Western contact on record is attributed to British Captain William Raven of the whaler Britannia, who in 1793 was on his way from Norfolk Island to Batavia. It is very likely, however, that the discovery and name goes back to the London ship Loyalty (also Loyalist, Jethro Daggett master), on a South Sea trading voyage from 1789 till 1790.

Geography[edit]

The archipelago consists of six inhabited islands: Lifou Island, Maré Island, Tiga Island, Ouvéa Island, Mouli Island, and Faiava Island, as well as several smaller uninhabited islands and islets. Their combined land area is 1,981 km2 (765 sq mi). The highest elevation is at 138 m (453 ft) above sea level on Maré Island.

Loyalty Islands Province is divided into three communes (municipalities):

The people of the Loyalty Islands are of mixed Melanesian and Polynesian ancestry, with a small European minority. They numbered 17,436 at the 2009 census, a 7.9% reduction from the 22,080 as at the preceding 2004 census. Several thousands more natives live in Nouméa (New Caledonia's capital) and in the mining areas of New Caledonia's mainland. The chief export of the Loyalty Islands is copra. The islands are part of the New Caledonia rain forests ecoregion.

Provincial congress[edit]

Of 14 seats in the province's congress, the nationalist Caledonian Union holds four, the anti-independence Rally for Caledonia in the Republic holds two, and the National Union for Independence-Kanak and Socialist National Liberation Front, Socialist Kanak Liberation, Renewed Caledonian Union and Union of Pro-Independence Co-operation Committees each have two.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dunbabin, Thomas: William Raven, RN, and his 'Britannia', 1792–95; in: The Mariner's mirror, Vol. 46, No. 4 (Nov.); London [u.a.] 1960 (S. 297-303)
  • Dunmore, John: Who's who in Pacific navigation; Carlton, Vic. 1992
  • Henze, Dietmar: Enzyklopädie der Entdecker und Erforscher der Erde, Bd. 4; Graz 2000
  • Jones, A. G. E.: Ships employed in the South Seas trade Vol. 1: 1775 - 1861; Canberra 1986 & Vol. 2: 1775 - 1859; Burwood, Vic. [1992]
  • Parsons, Vivienne (1967). "Raven, William (1756–1814)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. 
  • Riesenberg, Saul H.: Six Pacific island discoveries; in: The American Neptune, Vol. 34; Salem, Mass. 1974 (S. 249-57)
  • Sharp, Andrew: The discovery of the Pacific Islands; Oxford 1960

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