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French Southern & Antarctic Lands

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Introduction:

In February 2007, the Iles Eparses became an integral part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). The Southern Lands are now divided into five administrative districts, two of which are archipelagos, Iles Crozet and Iles Kerguelen; the third is a district composed of two volcanic islands, Ile Saint-Paul and Ile Amsterdam; the fourth, Iles Eparses, consists of five scattered tropical islands around Madagascar. They contain no permanent inhabitants and are visited only by researchers studying the native fauna, scientists at the various scientific stations, fishermen, and military personnel.

The fifth district is the Antarctic portion, which consists of "Adelie Land," a thin slice of the Antarctic continent discovered and claimed by the French in 1840.

 

French Southern & Antarctic Lands Flag
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French Southern & Antarctic Lands Emblem
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Quick Facts

Population:
0 (no indigenous inhabitants)

Map Reference:
Antarctic Region
Area:
Combined= Approx. 7747 sq mi (recognized by USA);
about 507,747 sq mi unrecognized by USA

Government:
N/A (territory of France)
Capital:
N/A

Internet Code:
.tf

Airports:
4 (2013) one each on Europa, Glorioso, Juan de Nova, and Tromelin Islands

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French Southern & Antarctic Lands Locater
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French Southern & Antarctic Lands Map
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Astronaut Image
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Source: CIA The World Factbook

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