Overseas territory (France)

The term overseas territory (French: territoire d'outre-mer or TOM) is an administrative division of France and is currently only applied to the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.

The division differs from that of overseas departments (French: Département d'outre-mer or DOM), but because of some common peculiarities, DOMs, TOMs and other overseas possessions under other statuses are often referred to collectively as les DOM/TOM. Unlike the British Overseas Territories, which are not constitutionally part of the United Kingdom or its national territory, they are integral parts of the French Republic.[1]

Former overseas territoriesEdit

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  1. ^ "On Territorial Communities (Constitution of October 4, 1958)" (PDF). French Constitutional Council. 8 October 2009. Retrieved 13 February 2021.

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