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  Field Listing - Dependency status


Country
Dependency status
Akrotiri overseas territory of UK; administered by an administrator who is also the Commander, British Forces Cyprus
American Samoa unincorporated and unorganized territory of the US; administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Anguilla overseas territory of the UK
Aruba part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; full autonomy in internal affairs obtained in 1986 upon separation from the Netherlands Antilles; Dutch Government responsible for defense and foreign affairs
Ashmore and Cartier Islands territory of Australia; administered by the Australian Department of Transport and Regional Services
Baker Island unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system
Bassas da India possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Bermuda overseas territory of the UK
Bouvet Island territory of Norway; administered by the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice and Police from Oslo
British Indian Ocean Territory overseas territory of the UK; administered by a commissioner, resident in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
British Virgin Islands overseas territory of the UK; internal self-governing
Cayman Islands overseas territory of the UK
Christmas Island territory of Australia; administered by the Australian Department of Transport and Regional Services
Clipperton Island possession of France; administered by France from French Polynesia by a high commissioner of the Republic
Cocos (Keeling) Islands territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Australian Department of Transport and Regional Services
Cook Islands self-governing in free association with New Zealand; Cook Islands is fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs and defense, in consultation with the Cook Islands
Coral Sea Islands territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of the Environment, Sport, and Territories
Dhekelia overseas territory of UK; administered by an administrator who is also the Commander, British Forces Cyprus
Europa Island possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina
Faroe Islands part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1948
French Guiana overseas department of France
French Polynesia overseas territory of France since 1946
French Southern and Antarctic Lands overseas territory of France since 1955; administered from Paris by Administrateur Superieur Francois GARDE (since 24 May 2000), assisted by Secretary General Jean-Yves HERMOSO (since NA)
Gibraltar overseas territory of the UK
Glorioso Islands possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Greenland part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1979
Guadeloupe overseas department of France
Guam organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Guernsey British crown dependency
Heard Island and McDonald Islands territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Australian Antarctic Division of the Department of the Environment and Heritage
Hong Kong special administrative region of China
Howland Island unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system
Jan Mayen territory of Norway; since August 1994, administered from Oslo through the county governor (fylkesmann) of Nordland; however, authority has been delegated to a station commander of the Norwegian Defense Communication Service
Jarvis Island unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system
Jersey British crown dependency
Johnston Atoll unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Honolulu, HI, by Pacific Air Forces, Hickam Air Force Base, and the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system
Juan de Nova Island possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Kingman Reef unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the US Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior
note: on 1 September 2000, the Department of the Interior accepted restoration of its administrative jurisdiction over Kingman Reef from the Department of the Navy; Executive Order 3223 signed 18 January 2001 established Kingman Reef National Wildlife Refuge to be administered by the Director, US Fish and Wildlife Service; this refuge is managed to protect the terrestrial and aquatic wildlife of Kingman Reef out to the 12-nautical-mile territorial sea limit
Macau special administrative region of China
Man, Isle of British crown dependency
Martinique overseas department of France
Mayotte territorial collectivity of France
Midway Islands unincorporated territory of the US; formerly administered from Washington, DC, by the US Navy, under Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Pacific Division; this facility has been operationally closed since 10 September 1993; on 31 October 1996, through a presidential executive order, the jurisdiction and control of the atoll was transferred to the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior as part of the National Wildlife Refuge system
Montserrat overseas territory of the UK
Navassa Island unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior; in September 1996, the Coast Guard ceased operations and maintenance of Navassa Island Light, a 46-meter-tall lighthouse on the southern side of the island; there has also been a private claim advanced against the island
Netherlands Antilles part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; full autonomy in internal affairs granted in 1954; Dutch Government responsible for defense and foreign affairs
New Caledonia overseas territory of France since 1956
Niue self-governing in free association with New Zealand since 1974; Niue fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs and defense; however, these responsibilities confer no rights of control and are only exercised at the request of the Government of Niue
Norfolk Island territory of Australia; Canberra administers Commonwealth responsibilities on Norfolk Island through the Department of Environment, Sport, and Territories
Northern Mariana Islands commonwealth in political union with the US; federal funds to the Commonwealth administered by the US Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs
Palmyra Atoll incorporated territory of the US; privately owned, but administered from Washington, DC, by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the US Department of the Interior; the Office of Insular Affairs of the US Department of the Interior continues to administer nine excluded areas comprising certain tidal and submerged lands within the 12 nm territorial sea or within the lagoon
Pitcairn Islands overseas territory of the UK
Puerto Rico commonwealth associated with the US
Reunion overseas department of France
Saint Helena overseas territory of the UK
Saint Pierre and Miquelon self-governing territorial collectivity of France
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands overseas territory of the UK, also claimed by Argentina; administered from the Falkland Islands by a commissioner, who is concurrently governor of the Falkland Islands, representing Queen ELIZABETH II; Grytviken, formerly a whaling station on South Georgia, is a scientific base
Svalbard territory of Norway; administered by the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice, through a governor (sysselmann) residing in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen; by treaty (9 February 1920) sovereignty was awarded to Norway
Tokelau self-administering territory of New Zealand; note - Tokelauans are drafting a constitution and developing institutions and patterns of self-government as Tokelau moves toward free association with New Zealand
Tromelin Island possession of France; administered by a high commissioner of the Republic, resident in Reunion
Turks and Caicos Islands overseas territory of the UK
Virgin Islands organized, unincorporated territory of the US with policy relations between the Virgin Islands and the US under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Wake Island unincorporated territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Department of the Interior; activities on the island are conducted by the US Army under a caretaker permit from the US Air Force
Wallis and Futuna overseas territory of France

This page was last updated on 30 November, 2004


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