Breetish owerseas territories

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The Breetish Owerseas Territories athort the warld. (Names gien in Inglis)

The Breetish Owerseas Territories is fowerteen Stewartries that the Unitit Kinrick haes unner its sovereignty, but's no pairt o the Unitit Kinrick itsel[1].

The name "British Overseas Territory" wis brocht in by the British Overseas Territories Act 2002, an replaced the name "British dependent territory" that wis brocht in by the British Nationality Act 1981. Afore that, the territories wis kent as the colonies or the Croun colonies. The Breetish Owerseas Territories is referred tae as owerseas territories o the Unitit Kingrick an aw[2], UK owerseas territories[3], or whan the context is clear, juist the Owerseas Territories[1].

The territories o Jersay, Guernsey an the Isle o Mann, tho unner the sovereignty o the Breetish Croun an aw, haes a sicht different constitutional relationship wi the Unitit Kinrick, an sae is clessed as Croun dependencies raither nor Owerseas Territories. Territories an dependencies is distinct frae the Commonweel o Nations, a voluntar associe o umwhile Breetish colonies an syne ither nations sic as Mozambique that haes jyned acause o the benefits it gies.

Current Overseas Territories[eedit | eedit soorce]

Banner Airms Territory Location Mottae Area Population Caipital
Flag of Anguilla.svg Coat of arms of Anguilla.svg Anguilla Caribbean Strength and Endurance 39.4 sq mi 102.0 km2 12,800 The Valley
Flag of Bermuda.svg Coat of arms of Bermuda.svg Bermuda North Atlantic Ocean Quo fata ferunt (Latin: "Whither the Fates carry [us]") 20.6 sq mi 53.4 km2 64,482 Hamilton
Flag of the British Antarctic Territory.png Coat of arms of the British Antarctic Territory.svg British Antarctic Territory Antarctica Research and discovery 666,000 sq mi 1,724,900 km2 200 staff Rothera (main base)
Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory.svg Coat of arms of the British Indian Ocean Territory.svg British Indian Ocean Territory Indian Ocean In tutela nostra Limuria (Latin: "Limuria is in our charge") 23 sq mi 60 km2 3,200 military and staff Diego Garcia (base)
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg Coat of arms of the British Virgin Islands.svg British Virgin Islands Caribbean Vigilate (Latin: "Be watchful") 59 sq mi 153 km2 21,730 Road Town
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg Coat of arms of the Cayman Islands.svg Cayman Islands Caribbean He hath founded it upon the seas 100.4 sq mi 260.0 km2 46,600 George Town
Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg Coa Falkland.svg Falkland Islands South Atlantic Ocean Desire the right 4,702 sq mi 12,178 km2 2,967 Stanley
Flag of Gibraltar.svg Coat of arms of Gibraltar1.svg Gibraltar Iberian Peninsula Nulli expugnabilis hosti (Latin: "No enemy shall expel us") 2.5 sq mi 6.5 km2 27,776 Gibraltar
Flag of Montserrat.svg Coat of arms of Montserrat.svg Montserrat Caribbean 39 sq mi 101 km2 9,000 Plymouth (abandoned due tae volcanae—de facto caipital is Brades)
Flag of the Pitcairn Islands.svg Coat of arms of the Pitcairn Islands.svg Pitcairn Islands Pacific Ocean None 17 sq mi 44 km2
(all islands)
67 Adamstown
Flag of Saint Helena.svg Saint Helena (including Ascension, Tristan da Cunha)   South Atlantic Ocean Loyal and unshakeable 158 sq mi 409 km2
(all islands)
6,563 Jamestown
Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.svg Coat of arms of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.svg South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Atlantic Ocean Leo terram propriam protegat (Latin: "Let the lion protect his own land") 1,508 sq mi 3,906 km2 11-26 staff King Edward Point/Grytviken
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom (HM Government).svg Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia Mediterranean (Cyprus) Dieu et mon droit (French: "God and my right") 98 sq mi 254 km2 15,000 (almost half British military and staff)   Episkopi Cantonment
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean 166 sq mi 430 km2 21,500 Cockburn Town

See also[eedit | eedit soorce]

Owerseas territories

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