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Dependencies and Territories of the World

Name
Official Name
Location
Area
Capital City
Head/Chief of State
Head of Government
Form of
Government
Dependency
Status
Currency
Akrotiri



Akrotiri Sovereign Base Area
Eastern
Mediterranean, peninsula on coast of Cyprus
47.5 sq mi,
123 sq km
Episkopi Cantonment
Monarch of the UK
Administrator
N/A
Special form of Overseas territory of UK
Euro
American Samoa



American Samoa
Group of islands
in the South Pacific
Ocean
77.2 sq mi,
200 sq km
Fagatogo (legislative
and judicial);
Utulei (executive)
President of the US
Governor
N/A
Unincorporated, unorganised
territory of USA
US dollar
Anguilla



Anguilla
Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico
39.4 sq mi,
102 sq km
The Valley
Monarch of the UK
Chief minister
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
East Caribbean dollar
Aruba



Aruba
Southern Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela
75 sq mi,
193 sq km
Oranjestad
Monarch
of the Netherlands
Prime minister
Parliamentary democracy
Non-metropolitan territory of Netherlands
Aruban guilder/florin
Ashmore and Cartier Islands¹



Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Indian Ocean, between Australia and Timor island
1.9 sq mi,
5 sq km
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Territory of Australia
N/A
Bermuda



Bermuda
North Atlantic Ocean, east of North Carolina
20.5 sq mi,
53.1 sq km
Hamilton
Monarch of the UK
Premier
Parliamentary self-governing territory
Overseas territory of UK
Bermudian dollar
Bouvet Island¹



Bouvet Island
South Atlantic Ocean, southwest of Cape of Good Hope
18.9 sq mi,
49 sq km
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Territory of Norway
N/A
British Indian Ocean Territory²



British Indian Ocean Territory
Archipelago in Indian Ocean, south of India
23.2 sq mi,
60 sq km
N/A
Monarch of the UK
Commissioner
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
US dollar
British Virgin Islands



British Virgin Islands
Caribbean Sea, east of Puerto Rico
59 sq mi,
153 sq km
Road Town
Monarch of the UK
Premier
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
US dollar
Cayman Islands



Cayman Islands
Central America, Caribbean
101.2 sq mi,
262 sq km
George Town
Monarch of the UK
Leader of government business
British crown colony
Overseas territory of UK
Caymanian dollar
Christmas Island



Territory of Christmas Island
Indian Ocean, south of Indonesia
52.1 sq mi,
135 sq km
The Settlement
Monarch of the UK
Administrator
N/A
Non-self governing territory of Australia
Australian dollar
Clipperton Island¹



Clipperton Island
North Pacific Ocean, southwest of Mexico
2.3 sq mi,
6 sq km
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Possession of France
N/A
Cocos (Keeling) Islands



Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Indian Ocean, southwest of Indonesia
5.4 sq mi,
14 sq km
West Island
Monarch of the UK
Administrator
N/A
Non-self governing territory of Australia
Australian dollar
Cook Islands



Cook Islands
South Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and New Zealand
91.4 sq mi,
236.7 sq km
Avarua
Monarch of the UK
Prime minister
Self-governing Parliamentary democracy
Self-governing in free association with New Zealand
New Zealand dollar
Coral Sea Islands²



Coral Sea Islands Territory
Coral Sea, northeast of Australia
<1.2 sq mi,
<3 sq km
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Territory of Australia
N/A
Curacao



Land Curacao Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela 171.4 sq mi,
444 sq km
Willemsted Monarch
of the Netherlands
Prime minister Parliamentary Constituent country of Netherlands Netherlands Antillean guilder
Dhekelia



Dhekelia Sovereign Base Area
Eastern
Mediterranean, peninsula on coast of Cyprus
50.5 sq mi,
130.8 sq km
Episkopi Cantonment
Monarch of the UK
Administrator
N/A
Special form of Overseas territory of UK
Euro
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)



Falkland Islands
Southern South America, east of southern Argentina
4,700 sq mi,
12,173 sq km
Stanley
Monarch of the UK
Governor
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
Falkland pound
Faroe Islands



Faroe Islands
North of the British Isles between Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic Ocean
540.1 sq mi,
1,398.8 sq km
Torshavn
Monarch of Denmark
Prime minister
N/A
Part of the Kingdom of Denmark
Faroese krone
French Guiana



Department of French Guiana
Northern South
America, bordering Atlantic Ocean, Brazil and Surinam
32,253 sq mi,
83,534 sq km
Cayenne
President of France
Prefect
N/A
Overseas department of France
Euro
French Polynesia



French Polynesia
South Pacific Ocean, between South America and Australia
1,544 sq mi,
4,000 sq km 
Papeete
President of France
President (of French Polynesia)
N/A
Overseas country of France
CFP francs
French Southern and Antarctic Lands² ³



Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Southeast and east of Africa, southern Indian Ocean
2,991.3 sq mi,
7,747.4 sq km
(plus approx. 193,051 sq mi/ 500,000 sq km of Adelie Land)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Overseas territory of France
N/A
Gibraltar



Gibraltar
Southwestern Europe, southern end of Iberian Peninsula
2.5 sq mi,
6.5 sq km
Gibraltar
Monarch of the UK
Chief minister
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
Gibraltar pound
Greenland



Greenland
North Atlantic Ocean, east of northern Canada
836,330 sq mi,
2,166,086 sq km
Nuuk
Monarch of Denmark
Prime minister
Parliamentary democracy within constitutional Monarchy
Part of the Kingdom of Denmark
Danish krone
Guadeloupe



Department of Guadeloupe 
Eastern Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico
658 sq mi,
1,705 sq km 
Basse-Terre
President of France
Prefect
N/A
Overseas department of France
Euro
Guam



Territory of Guam
North Pacific Ocean, south of Northern Mariana Islands
209 sq mi,
541 sq km
Hagatna
President of the US
Governor
N/A
Self-governing, organised, unincorporated territory of USA
US dollar
Guernsey



Bailiwick of Guernsey
Western Europe, English Channel, northwest of France
30.2 sq mi,
78.1 sq km
Saint Peter Port
Monarch of the UK
Chief minister
Parliamentary democracy
British crown dependency
Guernsey pound
Heard Island and McDonald Islands¹



Territory of Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and Antarctica
159.1 sq mi,
412 sq km
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Territory of Australia
N/A
Hong Kong



Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
East Asia, bordering China and South China Sea
426 sq mi,
1,104 sq km
N/A
President of China
Chief executive
Limited democracy
Special administrative region of China
Hong Kong dollar
Isle of Man



Isle of Man 
Irish Sea,  between Ireland and Great Britain
220.9 sq mi,
572.0 km
Douglas
Monarch of the UK
Chief minister
Parliamentary democracy
British crown dependency
Manx pound
Jan Mayen²



Jan Mayen
Northern Europe, between Greenland Sea and Norwegian Sea
145.6 sq mi,
377 sq km
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Territory of Norway
N/A
Jersey



Bailiwick of Jersey
Western Europe, English Channel
45.6 sq mi,
118.2 sq km
Saint Helier
Monarch of the UK
Chief minister
Parliamentary democracy
British crown dependency
Jersey pound
Macau



Macau Special Administrative Region
Eastern Asia, bordering China and South China Sea
11.1 sq mi,
28.6 sq km
N/A
President of China
Chief executive
Limited democracy
Special administrative region of China
pataca
Martinique



Department of Martinique
Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea, between Dominica and Saint Lucia
436 sq mi,
1,128 sq km
Fort-de-France
President of France
Prefect
N/A
Overseas department of France
Euro
Mayotte



Departmental Collectivity of Mayotte
Indian Ocean, between northern tip of Madagascar and African mainland
144.1 sq mi,
373.3 sq km
Mamoudzou
President of France
President of the General Council
N/A
Overseas department of France
Euro
Montserrat



Montserrat
Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico
39.4 sq mi,
102 sq km 
Plymouth
Monarch of the UK
Chief minister
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
East Caribbean dollar
Navassa Island¹



Navassa Island
Caribbean Sea, west of Haiti
2.1 sq mi,
5.4 sq km
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Unincorporated, unorganised territory of USA
N/A
New Caledonia



New Caledonia
South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia
7,172 sq mi,
18,575 sq km 
Noumea
President of France
President
of the government
N/A
Territorial collectivity of France
CFP franc
Niue



Niue
South Pacific Ocean, east of Tonga
100.4 sq mi,
260 sq km
Alofi
Monarch of the UK
Premier
Self-governing Parliamentary democracy
self-governing in free association with New Zealand
New Zealand dollar
Norfolk Island



Territory of Norfolk Island
South Pacific Ocean, east of Australia
13.4 sq mi,
34.6 sq km
Kingston
Monarch of the UK
Administrator
N/A
Self-governing territory of Australia
Australian dollar
Northern Mariana Islands



Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
North Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and Philippines
184.2 sq mi,
477 sq km
Saipan
President of the US
Governor
commonwealth
Commonwealth in political union with USA
US dollar
Pitcairn Islands



Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands
South Pacific Ocean, between Peru and New Zealand
18.1 sq mi,
47 sq km 
Adamstown
Monarch of the UK
Governor
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
New Zealand dollar
Puerto Rico



Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Caribbean Sea, east of Cuba
3,515 sq mi,
9,104 sq km
San Juan
President of the US
Governor
Commonwealth
Organised, unincorporated territory of USA with commonwealth status
US dollar
Réunion



Department of Réunion
Western Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and near Mauritius
968 sq mi,
2,507 sq km
Saint-Denis
President of France
Prefect
N/A
Overseas department of France
Euro
Saint Barthélemy



Overseas Collectivity of Saint Barthélemy
Caribbean Sea, northwest of Guadeloupe
8.1 sq mi,
21 sq km
Gustavia
President of France
President of the Territorial Council
N/A
Overseas collectivity of France
Euro
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha








Saint Helena
South Atlantic Ocean, between South America and Africa
159.5 sq mi,
413 sq km
Jamestown
Monarch of the UK
Governor
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
Saint Helenian pound
Saint Martin



Overseas Collectivity of Saint Martin
Caribbean Sea, southeast of Puerto Rico (northern part of the island divided between France and the Netherlands)
21 sq mi,
54.4 sq km
Marigot
President of France
President of the Territorial Council
N/A
Overseas collectivity of France
Euro
Saint Pierre and Miquelon



Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland
93.4 sq mi,
242 sq km
Saint-Pierre
President of France
President of the Territorial Council
N/A
Self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France
Euro
Sint Maarten



Land Saint Martin
Caribbean Sea, east of the Virgin Islands (southern part of the island divided between France and the Netherlands) 13 sq mi,
34 sq km
Philipsburg
Monarch
of the Netherlands
Prime minister
Parliamentary Constituent country within Kingdom of the Netherlands Netherlands Antillean guilders
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands²



South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
South Atlantic Ocean, east of tip of South America
1507 sq mi
3,903 sq km 
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
N/A
Svalbard



Svalbard
Northern Europe, north of Norway
23560 sq mi,
61,020 sq km
Longyearbyen
Monarch of Norway
Governor
N/A
Territory of Norway
Norwegian krone
Taiwan



Republic of
China
North of the Philippines southeast of mainland China
13,972 sq mi,
36,188 sq km
Taipei
President
Premier
Multi-party republic
Republic of China
new Taiwan dollar
Tokelau



Tokelau
South Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and New Zealand
4.6 sq mi,
12 sq km
N/A
Monarch of the UK
Head of Tokelau
N/A
Territory of New Zealand
New Zealand dollar
Turks and Caicos Islands



Turks and Caicos Islands
North Atlantic Ocean, southeast of The Bahamas
366 sq mi,
948 sq km
Grand Turk
Monarch of the UK
Governor
N/A
Overseas territory of UK
US dollar
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges² ⁴



United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges
North Pacific Ocean, South Pacific Ocean
8.6 sq mi,
22.41 sq km
(land only)
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Unincorporated territories of USA
N/A
Virgin Islands



Virgin Islands of the United States
Between Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean
136 sq mi,
353 sq km
Charlotte Amalie
President of the US
Governor
N/A
Organised, unincorporated territory of USA
US dollar
Wake Island²



Wake Island
North Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and Northern Mariana Islands
2.5 sq mi,
6.5 sq km
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
unorganised, unincorporated territory of USA
N/A
Wallis and Futuna



Territory of the Wallis and Futuna Islands
South Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and New Zealand
54.8 sq mi,
142 sq km
Mata-Utu
President of France
President of the Territorial Assembly Council
N/A
Overseas territory of France
CFP franc

Notes

1. Uninhabited.
2. No permanent/indigenous inhabitants.
3. Divided into five administrative districts: Iles Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, Iles Eparses (Europa Island, Glorioso Islands, Juan de Nova Island, Tromelin Island, Bassa da India), Ile Saint-Paul et Ile Amsterdam and 'Adelie Land'.
4. Comprises of Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands and Palmyra Atoll.
5. Part of Palmyra Atoll is privately owned.

Sources


Central Intelligence Agency. The World Factbook 2013. New York : Skyhorse Pub., 2013.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Almanac 2010
. Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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