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British Overseas Territories
The British Overseas Territories (also known as United Kingdom Overseas Territories) are fourteen territories of the United Kingdom which, although they do not form part of the United Kingdom itself, fall under its jurisdiction. They are remnants of the British Empire that have not acquired independence or have voted to remain British territories.
The territories of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man, though also under the sovereignty of the British Crown, have a different constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom, and are classed as Crown Dependencies. The British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies are distinct from the Commonwealth of Nations, a voluntary association of countries which mostly have historic links to the British Empire.
|Anguilla||Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories|
|Bermuda||Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories|
|British Antarctic Territory||Antarctica|
|British Indian Ocean Territory||Indian Ocean|
|British Virgin Islands||Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories|
|Cayman Islands||Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories|
|Falkland Islands||South Atlantic Ocean|
|Montserrat||Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories|
|Pitcairn Islands||Pacific Ocean|
|Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha||South Atlantic Ocean|
|South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands||South Atlantic Ocean|
|Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia||Mediterranean (Cyprus)|
|Turks and Caicos Islands||Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories|
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