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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 '''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.
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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]].
  
 
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Revision as of 13:40, 28 November 2011

British Overseas Territories
The areas of the world that at one time were part of the British Empire. Current British Overseas Territories are underlined in red.

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.

Name Location
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
Gibraltar Iberian Peninsula
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