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WikiProject British Overseas Territories
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Welcome to WikiProject British Overseas Territories. The aim of this project is to bring together editors working on articles related to the fourteen British Overseas Territories with an aim of of improving and expanding all aspects of the territories. Anybody with an interest or knowledge in the territories are welcome to contribute to or join this project. This project was founded on 5 November 2014. It has two sister projects, WikiProject French Overseas Departments and WikiProject United States Territories.

Please note that this WikiProject should only cover all of the present British Overseas Territories. With some exceptions, this project does also cover Hong Kong, Southern Rhodesia, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Brunei, all of which are considered 'contemporary' . Commonwealth nations, realms, crown dependencies, and former colonies, territories and protectorates are not included in this Wikiproject. Areas formerly under British rule before 1980 may be covered by Wikiproject British Empire.



If you would like to join, please add your name by using the four tildes ~~~~ to the bottom of the list. You may also describe what aspect of the territories you work on.

Notable articlesEdit

Note that the realms are not included on this list.


Capitals/notable townsEdit

Post-1980 territoriesEdit

Note: These colonies are now independent, but since 1980+ is considered 'contemporary', they are included in this project's scope.


Current statusEdit

Below is a bot generated table stats are generated automatically every 2–3 days, but they can be updated manually by entering British Overseas Territories into the box here.

This log shows new and changed assessments, and is updated by a bot every few days.

Importance criteriaEdit

Importance scaleEdit

Below is the importance criteria for Wikiproject British Overseas Territories. Articles tagged with {{WikiProject British Overseas Territories}} should be assessed for the project. The importance of an article varies on the importance of itself to be tagged with a High, Mid or Low importance.

Need: A measure of a subject's importance, regardless of its quality
Top Subject is a must-have for a print encyclopedia.
High Subject is exceptionally important.
Mid Subject contributes a depth of knowledge.
Low Subject fills in important details.
NA Subject importance is not applicable.


Top All territories should be listed as top importance, as well as the British Overseas Territories article itself Gibraltar, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands
High Larger settlements and places of interest in any territory, as well as notable battles or history-related articles Georgetown, Cayman Islands, Stanley, Falkland Islands, Falklands War, Falklands Crisis (1770)
Mid Smaller settlements and areas, including schools, military bases or dockyards. Little Cayman, Goose Green, RAF Akrotiri
Low Everything else, generally only important to a smaller number of people Fox Island, Falkland Islands, Pebble Island, Choiseul Sound


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