French Southern and Antarctic Lands Government 2018, CIA World Factbook
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French Southern and Antarctic Lands Government 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











French Southern and Antarctic Lands Government 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Country name:
conventional long form: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands
conventional short form: French Southern and Antarctic Lands
local long form: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises
local short form: Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises
abbreviation: TAAF
etymology: self-descriptive name specifying the territories' affiliation and location in the Southern Hemisphere

Dependency status:
overseas territory of France since 1955 note

Administrative divisions:
none (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 5 administrative districts named Iles Crozet, Iles Eparses, Iles Kerguelen, Ile Saint-Paul et Ile Amsterdam; the fifth district is the "Adelie Land" claim in Antarctica that is not recognized by the US

Legal system:
the laws of France, where applicable, apply

Citizenship:
see France

Executive branch:
chief of state: President Emmanuel MACRON (since 14 May 2017), represented by Prefect Cecile POZZO DI BORGO (since 13 October 2014)

International organization participation:
UPU

Diplomatic representation in the US:
none (overseas territory of France)

Diplomatic representation from the US:
none (overseas territory of France)

Flag description:
the flag of France is used

National anthem:
note: as a territory of France, "La Marseillaise" is official (see France)

NOTE: 1) The information regarding French Southern and Antarctic Lands on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of French Southern and Antarctic Lands Government 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about French Southern and Antarctic Lands Government 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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