British Antarctic Territory

What is British Antarctic Territory known for?


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publications the-world-factbook geos ay.html CIA World Factbook The UK (United Kingdom), France, Norway, New Zealand and Australia, all of whom have territorial claims on the continent, mutually recognise each other's claims.

are claimed by Argentina, and the British Indian Ocean Territory is claimed by Mauritius and Seychelles. The British Antarctic Territory is subject to overlapping claims by Argentina and Chile, while many countries do not recognise any territorial claims

are not universally recognised. and a population of approximately 260,000 people.


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of the celebrations of the centenary of the 1908 British territorial claim, the British Antarctic Territory issued its first ever legal-tender coin. The British Antarctic Territory Currency, Antarctic Heritage Trust. Queen Elizabeth Land On 18 December 2012, the Foreign & Commonwealth Office announced that the southern part of British Antarctic Territory has been named Queen Elizabeth Land in honour

to the CGF to send teams. The pound sterling is also the official currency of the British overseas territories of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Foreign and Commonwealth Office country profiles: South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands British Antarctic Territory


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living_and_working research_stations index.php title Research Stations in Antarctica publisher British Antarctic Survey accessdate 7 September 2008 Extreme Engineering: the challenges of working in Antarctica, ''Ingenia'', September 2005. * Halley (Halley Research Station) * Rothera (Rothera Research Station) Signy (Signy Research Station) was operated from 1947 until 1996 and now is only staffed in the summer. total area) that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories. States with limited recognition (List of states with limited recognition) that are not listed in the ISO standard ISO 3166-1 are not included, but are noted within the countries they are recognised as part of with areas given. The list is divided into three parts. The first part is those islands that are not disputed. The second part is the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, which are claimed by Argentina but are administered by the United Kingdom (see Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands sovereignty dispute). The third part is the Argentine claim to Antarctica, which is regulated by the Antarctic Treaty and which overlaps both the British (British Antarctic Territory) and Chilean (Chilean Antarctica) Antarctic claims. Argentina's claim (Argentine Antarctica) to Antarctica overlaps with the claims of Chile (Chilean Antarctica) and the United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory). All these claims are subject to the Antarctic Treaty and none have gained wide international recognition.


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, forming a wedge shape that extends to the South Pole, overlapping the Antarctic claims of Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and Chile (Chilean Antarctic Territory). The Territory was formed on 3 March 1962, although the UK's claim to this portion of the Antarctic dates back to Letters patent of 1908 and 1917. The area now covered by the Territory includes three regions which, before 1962, were administered by the British as separate dependencies of the Falkland Islands: Graham Land, the South Orkney Islands, and the South Shetland Islands. Since the Antarctic Treaty came into force in 1961, Article 4 of which states "The treaty does not recognize, dispute, nor establish territorial sovereignty claims; no new claims shall be asserted while the treaty is in force", most countries do not recognise territorial claims in Antarctica. The United Kingdom has ratified the treaty. In 2012, the southern part of the territory was named Queen Elizabeth Land in honour of Queen Elizabeth II. The territory is inhabited by the staff of research and support stations operated and maintained by the British Antarctic Survey and other organisations, and stations of Argentina, Chile and other countries. There are no native inhabitants. History The United Kingdom has had a continuous presence in the far South Atlantic since 1833 when it reasserted sovereignty over the Falkland Islands. In 1908, the UK extended its territorial claim by declaring sovereignty over "South Georgia, the South Orkneys, the South Shetlands, and the Sandwich Islands (South Sandwich Islands), and Graham's Land (Graham Land), situated in the South Atlantic Ocean


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publications the-world-factbook geos ay.html CIA World Factbook The UK (United Kingdom), France, Norway, New Zealand and Australia, all of whom have territorial claims on the continent, mutually recognise each other's claims.


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, Guernsey, including Guernsey's own dependencies of Alderney and Sark, and appeals from the Staff of Government Division on the Isle of Man. *The British overseas territories of Anguilla, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha), the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Pitcairn Islands

1007029394365&a KCountryProfile&aid 1018952685006 Foreign and Commonwealth Office country profiles: British Antarctic Territory Foreign and Commonwealth Office country profiles: British Indian Ocean Territory See also Isle of Man pound, Jersey pound, Guernsey pound and Alderney pound


title research

living_and_working research_stations index.php title Research Stations in Antarctica publisher British Antarctic Survey accessdate 7 September 2008 Extreme Engineering: the challenges of working in Antarctica, ''Ingenia'', September 2005. * Halley (Halley Research Station) * Rothera (Rothera Research Station) Signy (Signy Research Station) was operated from 1947 until 1996 and now is only staffed in the summer. total area) that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories. States with limited recognition (List of states with limited recognition) that are not listed in the ISO standard ISO 3166-1 are not included, but are noted within the countries they are recognised as part of with areas given. The list is divided into three parts. The first part is those islands that are not disputed. The second part is the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, which are claimed by Argentina but are administered by the United Kingdom (see Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands sovereignty dispute). The third part is the Argentine claim to Antarctica, which is regulated by the Antarctic Treaty and which overlaps both the British (British Antarctic Territory) and Chilean (Chilean Antarctica) Antarctic claims. Argentina's claim (Argentine Antarctica) to Antarctica overlaps with the claims of Chile (Chilean Antarctica) and the United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory). All these claims are subject to the Antarctic Treaty and none have gained wide international recognition.


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claims in Antarctica The Antarctic Treaty, signed by all relevant regional claimants, does not in itself either recognise or dispute any territorial claims, leaving this matter to individual signatories. The Antarctic Treaty, National Science Foundation, Office of Polar Programs Most of the world's countries do not recognise any national claims to Antarctica.


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It is subdivided into 100 ''pence'' (singular: ''penny''). A number of nations that do not use sterling also have currencies called the "pound (Pound (currency))". ;British Overseas Territories :There are fourteen British Overseas Territories many of which issue their own currencies which are distinct under ISO 4217; Gibraltar, Saint Helena and the Falkland Islands have their own pounds which are at par with Sterling. These notes cannot be used in the UK or outside the territories of origin. Falkland Island Pounds are also commonly used in the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and the British Antarctic Territory. St Helena pounds can also be used


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(field research in the Arctic); author of The History of Place-names in the Falkland Islands Dependencies (South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands), Cambridge, 1980, and The History of Place-names in the British Antarctic Territory, Cambridge, 1991. total area) that have some degree of sovereignty but do not consider themselves to be sovereign countries or dependent territories. States with limited recognition (List of states with limited recognition) that are not listed in the ISO standard ISO 3166-1 are not included, but are noted within the countries they are recognised as part of with areas given. The list is divided into three parts. The first part is those islands that are not disputed. The second part is the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, which are claimed by Argentina but are administered by the United Kingdom (see Falkland Islands sovereignty dispute; South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands sovereignty dispute). The third part is the Argentine claim to Antarctica, which is regulated by the Antarctic Treaty and which overlaps both the British (British Antarctic Territory) and Chilean (Chilean Antarctica) Antarctic claims. Argentina's claim (Argentine Antarctica) to Antarctica overlaps with the claims of Chile (Chilean Antarctica) and the United Kingdom (British Antarctic Territory). All these claims are subject to the Antarctic Treaty and none have gained wide international recognition.

British Antarctic Territory

The '''British Antarctic Territory''' ('''BAT''') is a sector of Antarctica claimed by the United Kingdom as one of its 14 British Overseas Territories (British Overseas Territory) and is the largest. It comprises the region south of 60°S latitude (60th parallel south) and between longitudes , forming a wedge shape that extends to the South Pole, overlapping the Antarctic claims of Argentina (Argentine Antarctica) and Chile (Chilean Antarctic Territory).

The Territory was formed on 3 March 1962, although the UK's claim to this portion of the Antarctic dates back to Letters patent of 1908 and 1917. The area now covered by the Territory includes three regions which, before 1962, were administered by the British as separate dependencies of the Falkland Islands: Graham Land, the South Orkney Islands, and the South Shetland Islands. Since the Antarctic Treaty came into force in 1961, Article 4 of which states "The treaty does not recognize, dispute, nor establish territorial sovereignty claims; no new claims shall be asserted while the treaty is in force", most countries do not recognise territorial claims in Antarctica. The United Kingdom has ratified the treaty.

In 2012, the southern part of the territory was named Queen Elizabeth Land in honour of Queen Elizabeth II.

The territory is inhabited by the staff of research and support stations operated and maintained by the British Antarctic Survey and other organisations, and stations of Argentina, Chile and other countries. There are no native inhabitants.

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