Territories and other external sub-national regions of the world

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 12 October 2015

territorycont.administering countrypopulation, 2015area, km2date attained statusnotes
AbkhaziaASGeorgia/Russia243,0008,4322008disputed
Adelie LandANFrance0432,0001955disputed
AkrotiriASUnited Kingdom7,8501231960special
American SamoaOCUnited States54,3431991899
AnguillaNAUnited Kingdom16,418911971
AntarcticaAN(see note)02,770,0001961unclaimed
Argentine AntarcticaANArgentina230482,8001957disputed
ArubaNANetherlands112,1621931986
Ashmore and Cartier IslandsASAustralia051931disputed
Australian Antarctic TerritoryANAustralia05,896,5001933disputed
BermudaNAUnited Kingdom70,19653.31612
BonaireNANetherlands18,9052882010external region
Bouvet IslandANNorway058.51927
British Antarctic TerritoryANUnited Kingdom01,226,6001820disputed
British Indian Ocean TerritoryASUnited Kingdom3,000601965
British Virgin IslandsNAUnited Kingdom33,4541511956
Cayman IslandsNAUnited Kingdom56,0922641959
Chilean AntarcticaANChile0630,0001940disputed
Christmas IslandASAustralia1,5301351958
Clipperton IslandOCFrance061935
Cocos IslandsASAustralia596141955
Cook IslandsOCNew Zealand9,838232.61901
Coral Sea IslandsOCAustralia331969
CrimeaEUUkraine/Russia1,967,25926,1002014disputed
CuracaoNANetherlands146,8364442010
DhekeliaASUnited Kingdom7,850130.81960special
Falkland IslandsSAUnited Kingdom3,36112,1731832
Faroe IslandsEUDenmark50,1961,3931948
French GuianaSAFrance250,37783,5342003external region
French PolynesiaOCFrance282,7033,5211903
French Southern LandsANFrance07,7471955
Gaza StripASIsrael1,869,0553601967special
GibraltarEUUnited Kingdom29,2586.51704
GreenlandNADenmark57,7332,166,0861380
GuadeloupeNAFrance403,7501,6282003external region
GuamOCUnited States161,7855441944
GuernseyEUUnited Kingdom66,080781066
Heard and McDonald IslandsANAustralia04121947
Hong KongASChina7,141,1061,1041997special
Howland, Baker and Jarvis IslandsOCUnited States09.71857
Isle of ManEUUnited Kingdom87,5455721765
Jan MayenEUNorway183771929
JerseyEUUnited Kingdom97,2941161066
Johnston AtollOCUnited States02.61858
Kingman ReefOCUnited States00.031922
MacauASChina592,731281999special
MartiniqueNAFrance381,3261,1282003external region
MayotteAFFrance212,6453742011external region
Midway IslandsOCUnited States406.21867
MontserratNAUnited Kingdom5,2411021956
Nagorno-KarabakhASAzerbaijan/Armenia146,60011,4581991disputed
Navassa IslandNAUnited States05.41857
New CaledoniaOCFrance271,61518,5761853
NiueOCNew Zealand1,1902601974
Norfolk IslandOCAustralia2,21034.551913
Northern Mariana IslandsOCUnited States52,344471.11947
Palmyra AtollOCUnited States123.91959
Paracel IslandsASChina07.751974disputed
Peter I IslandANNorway01561931disputed
Pitcairn IslandsOCUnited Kingdom48471838
Puerto RicoNAUnited States3,598,3579,0851898
Queen Maud LandANNorway02,570,0001939disputed
ReunionAFFrance843,6172,511.602003external region
Ross DependencyANNew Zealand0420,0001923disputed
SabaNANetherlands1,811132010external region
Saint BarthelemyNAFrance7,237212007
Saint EustatiusNANetherlands3,877212010external region
Saint HelenaAFUnited Kingdom7,7953081659
Saint MartinNAFrance31,75454.42007
Saint Pierre and MiquelonNAFrance5,6572421604
Sint MaartenNANetherlands39,689342010
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSAUnited Kingdom303,9031985
South OssetiaASGeorgia/Russia51,5473,9002008disputed
Spratly IslandsASChina052002disputed
SvalbardEUNorway1,87262,0451920external region
TokelauOCNew Zealand1,33710.111949
TransnistriaEUMoldova505,1534,1631990disputed
Turkish CyprusASTurkey301,9883,3541983disputed
Turks and Caicos IslandsNAUnited Kingdom50,280616.31959
Virgin IslandsNAUnited States103,574344.11917
Wake IslandOCUnited States1506.51898
Wallis and FutunaOCFrance15,6131421842
West BankASIsrael2,785,3665,8601967special
Western SaharaAFMorocco570,866266,0001979disputed

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