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Encyclopedia > Overseas departments and territories of France

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Administrative divisions of France

(incl. overseas regions) Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1357x628, 53 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Overseas departments and territories of France France ... Image File history File links Logo_de_la_République_française. ... bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla... bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Overseas region (French: Région doutre-mer), is a recent designation given to the overseas departments which have similar powers to those of the regions of metropolitan France. ...

(incl. overseas departments) Departments (French: IPA: ) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ...

Urban communities
Agglomeration communities
Commune communities
Syndicates of New Agglomeration The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ... The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividing arrondissements and départements. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... In France, urban communities (French: communauté urbaine) are the most integrated form of intercommunality in France. ... An agglomeration community (French: communauté dagglomération) is a metropolitan government structure in France, created by the Chevènement Law of 1999. ... A communauté de communes (French for community of communes) is a federation of municipalities (communes) in France. ...

Associated communes
Municipal arrondissements Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ... In France, associated communes (French: communes associées) were created by the Commune Merger Act of July 16, 1971 (also called the Marcellin Act). ... The municipal arrondissement (French: arrondissement municipal, pronounced ), more simply referred to as arrondissement, is a level of administrative division in France lower than the commune. ...

Others in Overseas France

Overseas collectivities
Sui generis collectivity
Overseas country
Overseas territory
Clipperton Island A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Nouméa Official languages French Government Overseas territory of France  -  President of France Nicolas Sarkozy  -  President of the Government of New Caledonia Harold Martin  -  High Commissioner Yves Dassonville Overseas territory of France since 1853  Area  -  Total 18,575 km² (154th) 7,359 sq... Overseas country (French: pays doutre-mer or POM) is the new designation for the overseas collectivity of French Polynesia. ... The term Overseas territory (French: Territoire doutre-mer or TOM), is an administrative division of France and is currently only applied to the French Southern Territories. ...

The French Overseas Departments and Territories (French: départements d'outre-mer and collectivités d'outre-mer or DOM-COM) consist broadly of French-administered territories outside of Europe. These territories have varying legal status and different levels of autonomy, although all have representation in the Parliament of France, and the right to vote in elections to the European Parliament. Some of them have no permanent inhabitants. They include island territories in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans, a territory on the South American coast, and several periantarctic islands as well as an extensive claim in Antarctica. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Parlement of France is bicameral, and consists of the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) and the Senate (Sénat). ... Established 1952, as the Common Assembly President Hans-Gert Pöttering (EPP) Since 16 January 2007 Vice-Presidents 14 Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou (EPP) Alejo Vidal-Quadras (EPP) Gérard Onesta (Greens – EFA) Edward McMillan-Scott (ED) Mario Mauro (EPP) Miguel Angel Martínez Martínez (PES) Luigi Cocilovo (ALDE) Mechtild... The Atlantic Ocean, not including Arctic and Antarctic regions. ... Pacific redirects here. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


From a legal and administrative standpoint, departments are very different from territories: according to the French constitution, French laws and regulations generally apply (civil code, penal code, administrative law, social laws, tax laws et cetera), in departments as in the mainland. However, specific laws and regulations can be adapted to their specific situation. In territories, the principle is the opposite: territories are governed by autonomy statutes that allow them to make their own laws, except for some specific areas (like defense, international relations, international trade and currency, courts and administrative law), as provided in the autonomy statute, that are reserved to the central government and its local appointee.


Each inhabited French territory, metropolitan or overseas, is represented in both the French National Assembly and the French Senate. The Palais Bourbon, front The French National Assembly (French: Assemblée nationale) is one of the two houses of the bicameral Parliament of France under the Fifth Republic. ... The Senate amphitheater in the Luxembourg Palace The Senate (in French :le Sénat) is the upper house of the Parliament of France. ...

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Overseas Departments and Overseas Regions

Overseas region (French: Région doutre-mer), is a recent designation given to the overseas departments which have similar powers to those of the regions of metropolitan France. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Overseas Collectivities

This category was created with the constitutional reform on 28 March 2003. Each collectivity has its own statutory laws. A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ... is the 87th day of the year (88th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • French Polynesia (1946-2003: overseas territory), since 2003: Overseas collectivity. Its new status of 2004 gives it the particular designation of overseas country (French: pays d'outre-mer), but the Constitutional Council of France judged that it was just a designation, not a particular status.
  • Mayotte (1976-2003: sui generis overseas territory, 2001-2003: with the designation departmental community), since 2003: Overseas community. Mayotte has kept its particular designation of departmental community, which is not a particular status. In 2010 its population will have the option of becoming an overseas department.
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon (1976-1985: overseas department, 1985-2003: sui generis overseas territory, since 2003: Overseas collectivity. Saint Pierre and Miquelon is still called collectivité territoriale de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon.
  • Wallis and Futuna (1961-2003: overseas territory, since 2003: Overseas collectivity. It is still commonly referred as a territoire (Territoire des îles Wallis et Futuna).

Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A republican guard giving directions to visitors at the front entrance of the Constitutional Council The Constitutional Council (Conseil Constitutionnel) was established by the Constitution of the Fifth Republic on 4 October 1958. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Departmental collectivity (French: collectivité départementale) is a legal designation for the French overseas collectivity of Mayotte. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Ministre-DOMTOM.gif‎ autorisation accordée par lauteur : © Pierre Gay  : [1] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): French Navy ensigns and pennants ... Image File history File links Ministre-DOMTOM.gif‎ autorisation accordée par lauteur : © Pierre Gay  : [1] File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): French Navy ensigns and pennants ... The Minister of Overseas France (Ministre de lOutremer, formerly Minister of Overseas France and her Colonies) is a cabinet member in the Government of France responsible for overseeing French overseas departments and territories (such as the département doutre-mer). ...

Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy

In 2003 the population of Saint Martin and Saint Barthélemy voted in favour of secession from Guadeloupe in order to form separate overseas collectivities of France.[1] On February 7, 2007, the French Parliament passed a bill granting COM status to both Saint Barthélemy and neighbouring Saint Martin. [2] The new status took effect on 22 February 2007 when the law was published in the Journal Officiel.[3] They remain part of the European Union, as explicitly stated in the Treaty of Lisbon.[4] Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... Anthem For Sweden - The Land of The Incredible Biffs Capital (and largest city) Gustavia Official languages Swedish Government  -  Prime Minister of Sweden Nick XII Bonaparte  -  Prefect Per af Biffsläkt  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Henning is the mayor of Saint-Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Sweden   -  Swedish... is the 38th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Parlement of France is bicameral, and consists of the National Assembly (Assemblée Nationale) and the Senate (Sénat). ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... The Journal Officiel de la République Française (JORF or JO) is the official gazette of the French Republic. ... For other uses, see Treaty of Lisbon (disambiguation). ...


Sui Generis Collectivity

New Caledonia has a unique status and is not even a territorial collectivity, unlike all other French subdivisions. As a result of the 1998 Nouméa Accord, New Caledonians will vote on an independence referendum scheduled between 2014 and 2019. This referendum will determine whether the territory remains a part of the French Republic as an overseas collectivity, or whether it will become an independent nation. The accords also specify a gradual devolution of powers to the local New Caledonian assembly. Year 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full 1946 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... A Territorial collectivity (French: collectivité territoriale and sometimes collectivité locale) is the generic name for all subnational entities and dependent areas which have an elected local government and (per article #72 of the French constitution) a certain freedom of administration. // Regions: There are 21 regions in metropolitan France and 4... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Politics of New Caledonia. ... 2014 (MMXIV) will be a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean (French: Îles Éparses or Îles éparses de locéan indien) comprise four small coral islands and an atoll in the Indian Ocean. ...

Overseas Country

The status of overseas country (French: Pays d'outre-mer), projected for French Pacific dependencies, was finally never created. The 2004 status of French Polynesia gives it this designation, but also recalls that it belongs to the category of overseas communities. The Constitutional Council of France confirmed that the designation of overseas country had no legal consequences. Since its status has no name and since its parliament can make local laws, New Caledonia is sometimes incorrectly termed an overseas country.


Minor Territories

France also owns, as state private property, a remote island in the Pacific Ocean called Clipperton Island.


List of French Overseas Territories

Inhabited departments and collectivities

Flag Name Capital Population
(Jan. 2006 , unless otherwise indicated)
Land area (km²) Status Location Notes
French Guiana Cayenne 202,000 86,504 Overseas department/region South America
French Polynesia Papeete 256,200 4,167 Overseas collectivity South Pacific Ocean
Guadeloupe Basse-Terre 447,000 (with St Barth & St Martin)
(ca. 405,000 without St Barth & St Martin)
1,703 Overseas department/region Antilles
Martinique Fort-de-France 399,000 1,128 Overseas department/region Antilles
Mayotte Mamoudzou 160,265 (July 2002)
(ca. 182,000 in Jan. 2006)
374 Overseas collectivity Africa
(Mozambique Channel)
Will obtain overseas region status in 2011
Also claimed by Comoros
New Caledonia Nouméa 236,528 18,575 Sui generis collectivity South Pacific Ocean Referendum for independence in 2014
Réunion Saint-Denis 784,000 2,512 Overseas department/region Africa
(Indian Ocean)
Saint Barthélemy Gustavia 6,852 (March 1999) 21 Overseas collectivity Antilles Detached from Guadeloupe on 22 February 2007
Saint Martin Marigot 33,102 (Oct. 2004) 53 Overseas collectivity Antilles Detached from Guadeloupe on 22 February 2007
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint-Pierre 6,125 242 Overseas collectivity South East of Canada
Wallis and Futuna Mata-Utu 14,944 (July 2003) 274 Overseas collectivity South Pacific Ocean
Overall Summary
Status Population (Jan. 2007) Land area (km²)
Overseas Departments/Regions (incl. St Barth & St Martin) 1,853,818 91,847
Overseas Collectivities & New Caledonia 710,000 23,632
Total 2,563,818 115,479

Image File history File links GuyaneFlag. ... Cayenne is the capital of the French overseas région of French Guiana. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_French_Polynesia. ... Papeete Waterfront Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ... Pacific redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Guadeloupe_(local). ... Basse-Terre Island (top) from space, September 1994 Basse-Terre is the name of the western of the two largest islands of Guadeloupe. ... Anthem For Sweden - The Land of The Incredible Biffs Capital (and largest city) Gustavia Official languages Swedish Government  -  Prime Minister of Sweden Nick XII Bonaparte  -  Prefect Per af Biffsläkt  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Henning is the mayor of Saint-Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Sweden   -  Swedish... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... Anthem For Sweden - The Land of The Incredible Biffs Capital (and largest city) Gustavia Official languages Swedish Government  -  Prime Minister of Sweden Nick XII Bonaparte  -  Prefect Per af Biffsläkt  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Henning is the mayor of Saint-Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Sweden   -  Swedish... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... The Antilles (the same in French; Antillas in Spanish; Antillen in Dutch) refers to the islands forming the greater part of the West Indies in the Caribbean Sea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Martinique. ... Fort-de-France is the capital of Frances Caribbean département doutre-mer of Martinique. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mayotte_(local). ... Mamoudzou is the capital of the Mayotte. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Location of Mozambique Channel The Mozambique Channel is a portion of the Indian Ocean between the island of Madagascar and southeast Africa, namely Mozambique. ... Image File history File links NC_Armoires. ... Nouméa is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia. ... Image File history File links ReunionFlag. ... View of the city Saint-Denis (or unofficially Sain-Denis de la Réunion for disambiguation) is the préfecture (administrative capital) of the French overseas région and overseas département of Réunion, in the Indian Ocean. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint_Barthelemy_(local). ... Anthem For Sweden - The Land of The Incredible Biffs Capital (and largest city) Gustavia Official languages Swedish Government  -  Prime Minister of Sweden Nick XII Bonaparte  -  Prefect Per af Biffsläkt  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Henning is the mayor of Saint-Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Sweden   -  Swedish... View over Gustavia Gustavia is the main town of the island of St. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... Marigot Marigot Marigot is the main town on the French side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin. ... is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saint-Pierre_and_Miquelon. ... Saint-Pierre is the capital of the French overseas collectivity of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, off of the coast of Newfoundland in North America. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Wallis_and_Futuna. ... Mata-Utu is the capital of the Wallis and Futuna. ... Anthem For Sweden - The Land of The Incredible Biffs Capital (and largest city) Gustavia Official languages Swedish Government  -  Prime Minister of Sweden Nick XII Bonaparte  -  Prefect Per af Biffsläkt  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Henning is the mayor of Saint-Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Sweden   -  Swedish... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648...

Uninhabited lands

(Lands generally unhabited, except by researchers in scientific stations)

Flag Name Capital Land area (km²) Status Location Notes
Bassas da India - 1 TAAF district Africa
(Mozambique Channel)
Claimed by Madagascar
Clipperton - 7 French state private property West of Mexico Claimed by Mexico
Crozet Islands Alfred Faure 352 TAAF district South Indian Ocean
Europa - 28 TAAF district Africa
(Mozambique Channel)
Claimed by Madagascar
Glorioso Islands - 5 TAAF district Indian Ocean Claimed by Comoros, Madagascar and Seychelles
Juan de Nova - 4,4 TAAF district Africa
(Mozambique Channel)
Claimed by Madagascar
Kerguelen Islands Port-aux-Français 7,215 TAAF district South Indian Ocean
Saint-Paul Island and
Amsterdam Island
Martin-de-Viviès 66 TAAF district Indian Ocean
Tromelin Island - 1 TAAF district Indian Ocean Claimed by Mauritius

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_French_Southern_and_Antarctic_Lands. ... The French Southern Territories (long name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises or TAAF) are antarctic, volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Clipperton Island (locally known as Île Clipperton and sometimes Île de la Passion) is an uninhabited seven-square-kilometer coral atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, 1,300 km southwest of France administered from French Polynesia by a high commissioner of the Republic; its defense is the responsibility of France. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_French_Southern_and_Antarctic_Lands. ... Orthographic projection centred over the Iles Crozet The Crozet Islands (French: ÃŽles Crozet or officially Archipel Crozet) are a sub-antarctic archipelago of small islands in the southern Indian Ocean, part of the French Southern Territories. ... Alfred-Faure or Port Alfred is a permanent French scientific station on ÃŽle de la Possession of the Crozet Islands. ... The French Southern Territories (long name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises or TAAF) are antarctic, volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_French_Southern_and_Antarctic_Lands. ... Location of the Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean: • 1 : Bassas da India • 2 : Europa Island • 3 : Glorioso Islands • 4 : Juan de Nova • 5 : Tromelin (KM : Comoros, MG : Madagascar, MU : Mauritius, MZ : Mozambique, RE : Réunion, YT : Mayotte) Europa Island (French: ÃŽle Europa) is a 28 km² low-lying tropical... The French Southern Territories (long name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises or TAAF) are antarctic, volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_French_Southern_and_Antarctic_Lands. ... The French Southern Territories (long name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises or TAAF) are antarctic, volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_French_Southern_and_Antarctic_Lands. ... Location of the Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean: • 1 : Bassas da India • 2 : Europa Island • 3 : Glorioso Islands • 4 : Juan de Nova • 5 : Tromelin (KM : Comoros, MG : Madagascar, MU : Mauritius, MZ : Mozambique, RE : Réunion, YT : Mayotte) Juan de Nova Island (French: locally ÃŽle Juan de Nova or officially... The French Southern Territories (long name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises or TAAF) are antarctic, volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_French_Southern_and_Antarctic_Lands. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Port-aux-Français is the capital settlement of the French Kerguelen Islands in the far southern Indian Ocean. ... The French Southern Territories (long name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises or TAAF) are antarctic, volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_French_Southern_and_Antarctic_Lands. ... Map of St. ... Île Amsterdam is a sub-Antarctic island discovered by Juan Sebastián de Elcano on March 18, 1522. ... ÃŽle Amsterdam is a sub-Antarctic island discovered by Juan Sebastián de Elcano on March 18, 1522. ... The French Southern Territories (long name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises or TAAF) are antarctic, volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_French_Southern_and_Antarctic_Lands. ... The French Southern Territories (long name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises or TAAF) are antarctic, volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. ...

Antarctica

Flag Name Capital Land area (km²) Status Location Notes
Adélie Land Dumont d'Urville Station 432,000 TAAF district Antarctica Antarctic Treaty System limiting sovereignty

Image File history File links Flag_of_the_French_Southern_and_Antarctic_Lands. ... Adélie Land is the portion of the Antarctic coast between Pourquoi Pas Point at 66°12S, 136°11E and Point Alden at 66°48S, 142°02E, with a shore length of 350 km and with its hinterland extending as a sector about 2600 km toward... The Dumont dUrville Station (French: Base Dumont dUrville) is a French scientific station located in Antarctica on ÃŽle des Pétrels, archipel de Pointe Géologie (66°40′ S 140°01′ E) in Adelie Land. ... The French Southern Territories (long name: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, French: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Françaises or TAAF) are antarctic, volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and about equidistant between Africa, Antarctica, and Australia. ... The Antarctic Treaty and related agreements, collectively called the Antarctic Treaty System or ATS, regulate international relations with respect to Antarctica, Earths only continent without a native population. ...

Largest cities in overseas France

Ranked by population in the urban area: In France an unité urbaine (literally: urban unit) is a statistical area defined by INSEE, the French national statistics office, for the measurement of contiguously built-up areas. ...

Pointe-à-Pitre is the main town of the French Caribbean island and French département doutre-mer of Guadeloupe, of which it is a sous-préfecture. ... Les Abymes is the largest commune in the French overseas département of Guadeloupe. ... Saint-Denis de la Réunion, (or just Saint-Denis or St-Denis for short) is the préfecture (administrative capital) of the French overseas département Réunion. ... Nouméa is the capital city of the French territory of New Caledonia. ... Fort-de-France is the capital of Frances Caribbean département doutre-mer of Martinique. ... Saint-Pierre is a commune of the Réunion département doutre-mer of France. ... Papeete Waterfront Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia, and is located on the island of Tahiti, which is part of the Society Islands, in French Polynesia. ... Saint-Paul is a commune of the Réunion département doutre-mer of France. ... Cayenne is the capital of the French overseas région of French Guiana. ...

Further reading

  • Frédéric Monera, L'idée de République et la jurisprudence du Conseil constitutionnel - Paris : L.G.D.J., 2004 [1] [2];

See also

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References

  1. ^ Staff reporter. "French Caribbean voters reject change" (HTML), Caribbean Net News, 2003-12-09. Retrieved on 2007-02-09. (english) "However voters on the two tiny French dependencies of Saint-Barthelemy and Saint-Martin, which have been administratively attached to Guadeloupe, approved the referendum and are set to acquire the new status of "overseas collectivity"." 
  2. ^ Magras, Bruno. "Letter of Information from the Mayor to the residents and non-residents, to the French and to the foreigners, of Saint Barthelemy" (PDF), St. Barth Weekly, 2007-02-16, p. 2. Retrieved on 2007-02-18. (english) "On February 7 of this year, the French Parliament adopted the law granting Saint Barthelemy the Statute of an Overseas Collectivity." 
  3. ^ Staff reporter. "Saint-Barth To Become An Overseas Collectivity" (PDF), St. Barth Weekly, 2007-02-09, p. 2. Retrieved on 2007-02-09. (english) 
  4. ^ Treaty of Lisbon, Article 2, points 287 and 293. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

Robert Aldrich and John Connell, France's Overseas Frontier, Cambride University Press, 1992 Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 49th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ... is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...


External links

  • Official site
  • past and current developments of France's overseas administrative divisions like pays d'outre-mer (French language)
Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A collectivité doutre-mer (in English Overseas Community) or COM, is an administrative division of France. ... Anthem For Sweden - The Land of The Incredible Biffs Capital (and largest city) Gustavia Official languages Swedish Government  -  Prime Minister of Sweden Nick XII Bonaparte  -  Prefect Per af Biffsläkt  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Henning is the mayor of Saint-Barthelemy Overseas Collectivity of Sweden   -  Swedish... Anthem: La Marseillaise Capital (and largest city) Marigot Official languages French Government  -  President of France Jacques Chirac  -  Prefect Dominique Lacroix  -  President of the Territorial Council none yet; however Albert Fleming is the mayor of Saint-Martin Overseas Collectivity of France   -  Island divided between France and the Netherlands 23 March 1648... ÃŽle Amsterdam IPA: (meaning Amsterdam island, after the Dutch capital) is a French island in the Indian Ocean located at . ... Map of St. ... Orthographic projection centred over the Iles Crozet The Crozet Islands (French: ÃŽles Crozet or officially Archipel Crozet) are a sub-antarctic archipelago of small islands in the southern Indian Ocean, part of the French Southern Territories. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Adélie Land is the portion of the Antarctic coast between Pourquoi Pas Point at 66°12S, 136°11E and Point Alden at 66°48S, 142°02E, with a shore length of 350 km and with its hinterland extending as a sector about 2600 km toward... Location of the Scattered islands in the Indian Ocean: • 1 : Bassas da India • 2 : Europa Island • 3 : Glorioso Islands • 4 : Juan de Nova Island • 5 : Tromelin Island (KM : Comoros, MG : Madagascar, MU : Mauritius, MZ : Mozambique, RE : Réunion, YT : Mayotte) The Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (French: ÃŽles Éparses... Overseas region (French: Région doutre-mer), is a recent designation given to the overseas departments which have similar powers to those of the regions of metropolitan France. ...

 
 

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