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French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


Comments:
FB, LJ

French Southern & Antarctic Lands
StatusDependency (Overseas Collectivity)
SovereigntyFrance
CapitalMartin-de-Viviès
Land Area
LocationAntartica
Population
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesTF, ATF, 2601
Internet Domain.tf2
Currency3
Telephone+4

1. Overview

In February 2007, the Iles Eparses became an integral part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The Southern Lands are now divided into five administrative districts, two of which are archipelagos, Iles Crozet and Iles Kerguelen; the third is a district composed of two volcanic islands, Ile Saint-Paul and Ile Amsterdam; the fourth, Iles Eparses, consists of five scattered tropical islands around Madagascar. They contain no permanent inhabitants and are visited only by researchers studying the native fauna, scientists at the various scientific stations, fishermen, and military personnel. The fifth district is the Antarctic portion, which consists of "Adelie Land," a thin slice of the Antarctic continent discovered and claimed by the French in 1840.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)5

As a territory of France I do not have many specific statistics for this territory in its own right.

There isn't much information in the database for French Southern & Antarctic Lands, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.