French Southern and Antarctic Lands

What is French Southern and Antarctic Lands known for?


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cspecies 1103800.htm Stamps (for French Southern and Antarctic Territory (French Southern and Antarctic Lands), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands) *Blue Petrel videos on the Internet Bird Collection - French Southern and Antarctic Lands Overseas territory (Overseas territories of France) of France. Only the Îles Éparses are considered part of the African continent


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district is headed by a district chief, who has powers similar to those of a French mayor (including recording births and deaths and being an officer of judicial police (Police in France)). Because there is no permanent population, there is no elected assembly, nor does the territory send representatives to the national parliament. Geography File:TAAF-CIA WFB Map.png thumb 300px Map of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.


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JORFTEXT000018048991&fastPos 1&fastReqId 2007253908&categorieLien id&oldAction rechTexte Décret du 31 janvier 2008 relatif à l'administration de l'île de Clipperton . It has overseas countries and territories status within the European Union. Overseas Départements and Territories use 3-digit codes starting with : 971 (Guadeloupe), 972 (Martinique), 973 (French Guiana), 974 (Réunion), 975 (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), 976 (Mayotte), 984 ( French


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Southern and Antarctic Lands French Southern Territories ), 986 (Wallis and Futuna), 987 (French Polynesia), 988 (New Caledonia). In March 2008 La Poste proposed allotting 977 to Saint Barthélemy and 978 to Saint Martin (Saint Martin (France)) due to their new status as overseas collectivities (Overseas collectivity). , also known as '''Amsterdam Island''', '''New Amsterdam''', or '''Nouvelle


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JORFTEXT000018048991&fastPos 1&fastReqId 2007253908&categorieLien id&oldAction rechTexte Décret du 31 janvier 2008 relatif à l'administration de l'île de Clipperton . It has overseas countries and territories status within the European Union. Overseas Départements and Territories use 3-digit codes starting with : 971 (Guadeloupe), 972 (Martinique), 973 (French Guiana), 974 (Réunion), 975 (Saint-Pierre and Miquelon), 976 (Mayotte), 984 ( French


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Adélie Land) have been given the following country codes: FS (FIPS (List of FIPS country codes)) and TF (ISO 3166-2:TF) (ISO 3166-1 alpha-2). See also -- * French


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by ''Astrolabe (Astrolabe (ship))'' sailing out of Hobart in Tasmania. However, the territory has a merchant marine fleet totaling (in 1999) 2,892,911 GRT (Gross Register Tonnage) , including seven bulk carriers, five cargo ships, ten chemical tankers, nine container ships, six liquefied gas carriers, 24 petroleum tankers, one refrigerated cargo ship, and ten roll-on roll-off (RORO) carriers. This fleet is maintained as a subset of the French


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of the prefect (Prefectures in France) of Réunion since the independence of Madagascar in 1960. France maintains a military garrison of around 14 troops on each of the islands in the Mozambique Channel that are claimed by Madagascar. The Glorioso Islands are also claimed by the Comoros, while Mauritius claims Tromelin Island. - ''''' Glorioso Islands''''' This territory is part of the widely dispersed French

. It is an important breeding site for seabirds. A scientific research cabin on the island is used for scientific or ecological short campaigns, but there is no permanent population. It is under the authority of a senior administrator on Réunion. However, in 2007 Mauritian (Mauritius) authorities indicated that they are exploring a potential claim on both Île Saint-Paul and Île Amsterdam. http: www.gov.mu portal goc assemblysite file pnqans06nov07.pdf ref>

French Southern and Antarctic Lands

The '''French Southern and Antarctic Lands''' ( ) of France. It consists of:

# Kerguelen Islands ('' ''), a group of volcanic (volcano) islands in the southern Indian Ocean, southeast of Africa, approximately equidistant between Africa, Antarctica and Australia; # St. Paul (Île Saint-Paul) and Amsterdam (Île Amsterdam) islands ('' ''), a group to the north of Kerguelen; # Crozet Islands ('' ''), a group in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Madagascar; # Adélie Land ('' ''), the French claim on the continent of Antarctica; # the Scattered Islands (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean) ('' ''), a dispersed group of islands around the coast of Madagascar.

The territory is also called the '''French Southern Lands''' ( ) or '''French Southern Territories'''. The latter excludes Adélie Land and Scattered Islands (Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean), where French sovereignty is not widely recognized (Diplomatic recognition) or disputed by another state. The lands are not connected to France Antarctique, a former French colony in Brazil.

The territory has no permanent civilian population. Those resident consist of visiting military personnel, officials, scientific researchers and support staff.

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