2020 Stamp Programme
- 13 January 2020: Landmarks of New Caledonia
- 01 July 2020: Lovers Coral
- 01 July 2020: 10th Conference for the Conservation of Island Biodiversity from the Pacific
- 17 July 2020: The Society of Historical Studies of New Caledonia 50th Anniversary
- 17 July 2020: Planes of Yesterday and Today — Aircalen’s A330neo “Kanuméra”
- 17 July 2020: Judo League Hopes Center
New Caledonia (Nouvelle-Calédonie) is a special collectivity of France, currently governed under the Nouméa Accord, located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, to the south of Vanuatu, about 1,210 km (750 mi) east of Australia and 20,000 km (12,000 mi) from Metropolitan France. The archipelago, part of the Melanesia subregion, includes the main island of Grande Terre, the Loyalty Islands, the Chesterfield Islands, the Belep archipelago, the Isle of Pines, and a few remote islets. The Chesterfield Islands are in the Coral Sea. French people, and especially locals, refer to Grande Terre as Le Caillou (“the pebble”).
New Caledonia has a land area of 18,576 km² (7,172 sq mi) divided into three provinces. The North and South Provinces are located on the New Caledonian mainland, while the Loyalty Islands Province is a series of islands off the mainland. Its population of 271,407 (October 2019 census) consists of a mix of the original inhabitants, Kanak people, who are the majority in the North Province and the Loyalty Islands Province and people of European descent (Caldoches and Metropolitan French), Polynesian people (mostly Wallisians), and Southeast Asian people, as well as a few people of Pied-Noir and North African descent who are the majority in the South Province. The capital of the territory is Nouméa.