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French Southern and Antarctic Lands

French Southern and Antarctic Lands
Terres australes et antarctiques françaises  (TAAF)
Flag of
Coat of arms of
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: "La Marseillaise"
Location of  French Southern and Antarctic Lands  (circled in red)in the Indian Ocean  (light yellow)
Location of  French Southern and Antarctic Lands  (circled in red)

in the Indian Ocean  (light yellow)

Capital Saint-Pierre on Réunion Island
Official languages French
Government
• Préfet
Cécile Pozzo di Borgo ()
Territoire d'outre-mer
• Date
1955
Area
• Total
439,781 km2 (169,800 sq mi)
Currency Euro (EUR)
ISO 3166 code TF
Internet TLD .tf
Flag of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands: see CIA World Factbook

in the Indian Ocean  (light yellow)

The French Southern and Antarctic Lands (French: Terres australes et antarctiques françaises, TAAF) is an overseas territory (French: Territoire d'outre-mer or TOM) of France. It consists of:

The territory is also called the French Southern Lands (French: Terres australes françaises) or French Southern Territories. The latter excludes Adélie Land, where French sovereignty is not widely recognized. The lands are not connected to France Antarctique, a former French colony in Brazil.

The territory has no permanent civilian population. Those resident consist of visiting military personnel, officials, scientific researchers and support staff.

The French Southern and Antarctic Lands have formed a territoire d'outre-mer (an overseas territory) of France since 1955. Formerly, they were administered from Paris by an administrateur supérieur assisted by a secretary-general; since December 2004, however, their administrator has been a préfet, currently Cécile Pozzo di Borgo, with headquarters in Saint-Pierre on Réunion Island.

The territory is divided into five districts:

a According to new law 2007-224 of February 21, 2007, the Scattered Islands constitute the TAAF's fifth district. The TAAF website does not mention their population. The data are not included in the totals.
b The Îles Éparses principal station is on Tromelin. The headquarters of the district chief lies beyond the TAAF, in Saint Pierre on Réunion Island.
c The Territory's principal station is Martin-de-Viviès on Île Amsterdam. The capital and headquarters of the Territorial administrator lies beyond the TAAF, in Saint Pierre on Réunion Island.


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