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The Loyalty Islands presentation slideshow
The Loyalty Islands presentation slideshow
Published: 2013/05/02
Channel: Destination îles Loyauté
Nouvelle-Calédonie - les Iles Loyauté - the Loyalty Islands
Nouvelle-Calédonie - les Iles Loyauté - the Loyalty Islands
Published: 2013/08/13
Channel: New Caledonia Tourism
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
Sailing into Ouvea THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
Sailing into Ouvea THE LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: Catamaran Impi
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
Sailing the LOYALTY ISLANDS, LIFOU, DOUEOULOU
Sailing the LOYALTY ISLANDS, LIFOU, DOUEOULOU
Published: 2016/08/30
Channel: Catamaran Impi
New Zealand, say Hello to Loyalty Islands!
New Zealand, say Hello to Loyalty Islands!
Published: 2015/08/20
Channel: New Caledonia Tourism
Lifou, Loyalty Island
Lifou, Loyalty Island
Published: 2017/01/07
Channel: MrScubafan
Exploring the Loyalty Islands
Exploring the Loyalty Islands
Published: 2016/05/06
Channel: Georgia Hall
Ancient and Traditional Dwellings - Loyalty Islands
Ancient and Traditional Dwellings - Loyalty Islands
Published: 2010/03/07
Channel: rainbowtourism
CM15034 Loyalty Islands
CM15034 Loyalty Islands
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: ClubMates Travel
Destination: Lifou (Loyalty Islands)
Destination: Lifou (Loyalty Islands)
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: JuicyProjects
Sailing Chepenehe LOYALTY ISLANDS
Sailing Chepenehe LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: Catamaran Impi
Destination:  Mare (Loyalty Islands)
Destination: Mare (Loyalty Islands)
Published: 2012/06/29
Channel: JuicyProjects
Mare, Loyalty Islands
Mare, Loyalty Islands
Published: 2011/09/21
Channel: P&O Cruises Australia
Cave in Lifou Loyalty Islands
Cave in Lifou Loyalty Islands
Published: 2013/10/18
Channel: Karen Stewart
Passage New Caledonia for Loyalty Islands HD
Passage New Caledonia for Loyalty Islands HD
Published: 2016/08/26
Channel: Catamaran Impi
Journey to New Caledonia
Journey to New Caledonia
Published: 2013/11/29
Channel: Nicolas Pette
Resolute visits the Loyalty Islands
Resolute visits the Loyalty Islands
Published: 2014/08/26
Channel: kenwgib
EarthQuake Loyalty islands 6.3 mag jan.05..2011
EarthQuake Loyalty islands 6.3 mag jan.05..2011
Published: 2011/01/05
Channel: WEATHERORNUT
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
Lifou, Loyalty Island
Lifou, Loyalty Island
Published: 2017/01/17
Channel: Jack Muir
Cyclone COOK ‏‎Loyalty Islands‎‏، ‏‎New Caledonia
Cyclone COOK ‏‎Loyalty Islands‎‏، ‏‎New Caledonia
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: world weather
Lifou, Loyalty Islands
Lifou, Loyalty Islands
Published: 2011/09/21
Channel: P&O Cruises Australia
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
Luecilia Beach, Lifou, NEW CALEDONIA
Luecilia Beach, Lifou, NEW CALEDONIA
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: Werner Kruse
Lifou, Loyalty Islands - Jan 2012 (part 2)
Lifou, Loyalty Islands - Jan 2012 (part 2)
Published: 2012/02/06
Channel: Radini7
Lifou "Loyalty island"
Lifou "Loyalty island"
Published: 2010/03/27
Channel: shaun1912
MAR 16 2012 5 0 EARTHQUAKE SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
MAR 16 2012 5 0 EARTHQUAKE SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2012/03/17
Channel: TheTrieye
Celebrity Solstice Cruise, Lifou Island, Loyalty Islands with Biff Palmer and Deborah Clegg
Celebrity Solstice Cruise, Lifou Island, Loyalty Islands with Biff Palmer and Deborah Clegg
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: Biff F. Palmer
MODERATE EARTHQUAKE 5.1 MG LOYALTY ISLANDS, NEW CALEDONIA MAY 25TH 2012!
MODERATE EARTHQUAKE 5.1 MG LOYALTY ISLANDS, NEW CALEDONIA MAY 25TH 2012!
Published: 2012/05/26
Channel: Isabelle Marchione
Another Large EarthQuake 6.0 mag.Loyalty Islands update
Another Large EarthQuake 6.0 mag.Loyalty Islands update
Published: 2011/05/11
Channel: WEATHERORNUT
Strong 5.6 EARTHQUAKE strike LOYALTY ISLANDS East of Australia 8.21.13
Strong 5.6 EARTHQUAKE strike LOYALTY ISLANDS East of Australia 8.21.13
Published: 2013/08/21
Channel: HarvestArmy
Lifou Loyalty Islands
Lifou Loyalty Islands
Published: 2010/07/12
Channel: myhouseEK
4K Lifou New Caledonia Royal Caribbean shore excursion
4K Lifou New Caledonia Royal Caribbean shore excursion
Published: 2016/06/21
Channel: Steve Mack
M7 1 hits Loyalty Islands near New Caledonia, Vanuatu
M7 1 hits Loyalty Islands near New Caledonia, Vanuatu
Published: 2013/11/28
Channel: TsunamiChannel
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
M7.1 hits Loyalty Islands near New Caledonia, Vanuatu
M7.1 hits Loyalty Islands near New Caledonia, Vanuatu
Published: 2011/05/10
Channel: quakesos
Tropical Cyclone Vania heading for Loyalty Islands
Tropical Cyclone Vania heading for Loyalty Islands
Published: 2011/01/13
Channel: WEATHERORNUT
Lifou, Loyalty Island.
Lifou, Loyalty Island.
Published: 2015/04/06
Channel: Ricky Hill
Magnitude 5.7 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Magnitude 5.7 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2016/06/17
Channel: theshakemovie
Magnitude 7.2 Quake, SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
Magnitude 7.2 Quake, SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2016/08/12
Channel: theshakemovie
Magnitude 6.0 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Magnitude 6.0 Quake, LOYALTY ISLANDS
Published: 2016/06/21
Channel: theshakemovie
Powerful 6.3 EARTHQUAKE shake LOYALTY ISLAND E of Australia 1.30.15 See DESCRIPTION
Powerful 6.3 EARTHQUAKE shake LOYALTY ISLAND E of Australia 1.30.15 See DESCRIPTION
Published: 2015/01/30
Channel: HarvestArmy
Lifou, Loyalty Islands - Jan 2012
Lifou, Loyalty Islands - Jan 2012
Published: 2012/02/05
Channel: Radini7
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
Ouvea
Ouvea's Chapel in Grotto - Loyalty Islands
Published: 2010/03/07
Channel: rainbowtourism
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
Approching Loyalty island Ouvea in New Caledonia
Approching Loyalty island Ouvea in New Caledonia
Published: 2007/11/13
Channel: dfumat
Earthquake in SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS (M6.00): 2012/10/23 09:39:31 GMT
Earthquake in SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS (M6.00): 2012/10/23 09:39:31 GMT
Published: 2012/10/23
Channel: docflyrok
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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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