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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 bi the British Overseas Territories Act 2002, an replaced the name "British dependent territory" that wis brocht in bi 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 Kinrick 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
Anguilla Caribbean Strength and Endurance 39.4 sq mi 102.0 km2 12,800 The Valley
Bermuda North Atlantic Ocean Quo fata ferunt (Latin: "Whither the Fates carry [us]") 20.6 sq mi 53.4 km2 64,482 Hamilton
British Antarctic Territory Antarctica Research and discovery 666,000 sq mi 1,724,900 km2 200 staff Rothera (main base)
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)
British Virgin Islands Caribbean Vigilate (Latin: "Be watchful") 59 sq mi 153 km2 21,730 Road Town
Cayman Islands Caribbean He hath founded it upon the seas 100.4 sq mi 260.0 km2 46,600 George Town
Falkland Islands South Atlantic Ocean Desire the right 4,702 sq mi 12,178 km2 2,967 Stanley
Gibraltar Iberian Peninsula Nulli expugnabilis hosti (Latin: "No enemy shall expel us") 2.5 sq mi 6.5 km2 27,776 Gibraltar
Montserrat Caribbean 39 sq mi 101 km2 9,000 Plymouth (abandoned due tae volcanae—de facto caipital is Brades)
Pitcairn Islands Pacific Ocean Nane 17 sq mi 44 km2
(aw islands)
67 Adamstown
Saint Helena (includin Ascension, Tristan da Cunha)   South Atlantic Ocean Loyal and unshakeable 158 sq mi 409 km2
(aw islands)
6,563 Jamestown
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
Sovereign Base Areas o Akrotiri and Dhekelia Mediterranean (Cyprus) Dieu et mon droit (French: "God and my right") 98 sq mi 254 km2 15,000 (awmaist hauf British military and staff)   Episkopi Cantonment
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean 166 sq mi 430 km2 21,500 Cockburn Town

See also[eedit | eedit soorce]

Owerseas territories

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b The 14 Territories
  2. "CIA - The World Factbook - Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)". Archived frae the original on 2 Julie 2014. Retrieved 5 Apryle 2008.
  3. UK overseas territories