Territories and other external sub-national regions of the world

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 29 December 2018

See this page and notes below table regarding regions of disputed status.

territorycont.administering countrypopulation, 2018area, km2date attained statusnotes
AbkhaziaASGeorgia/Russia240,0008,4322008disputed
Adelie LandANFrance0432,0001955disputed
AkrotiriASUnited Kingdom7,8001231960special
American SamoaOCUnited States50,8301991899 
AnguillaNAUnited Kingdom17,420911971 
AntarcticaAN(see note)02,770,0001961unclaimed
Argentine AntarcticaANArgentina200482,8001957disputed
ArubaNANetherlands116,6001931986 
Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAUAustralia051931disputed
Australian Antarctic TerritoryANAustralia05,896,5001933disputed
BermudaNAUnited Kingdom71,18053.31612 
BonaireNANetherlands19,5002882010external region
Bouvet IslandANNorway058.51927 
British Antarctic TerritoryANUnited Kingdom01,226,6001820disputed
British Indian Ocean TerritoryASUnited Kingdom3,000601965 
British Virgin IslandsNAUnited Kingdom35,8001511956 
Cayman IslandsNAUnited Kingdom59,6102641959 
Chilean AntarcticaANChile0630,0001940disputed
Christmas IslandAUAustralia2,2051351958 
Clipperton IslandOCFrance061935 
Cocos IslandsAUAustralia596141955 
Cook IslandsOCNew Zealand9,038232.61901 
Coral Sea IslandsAUAustralia331969 
CrimeaEUUkraine/Russia2,284,00026,1002014disputed
CuracaoNANetherlands150,2004442010 
DhekeliaASUnited Kingdom7,800130.81960special
Falkland IslandsSAUnited Kingdom3,19812,1731832 
Faroe IslandsEUDenmark51,0201,3931948 
French GuianaSAFrance282,40083,5342003external region
French PolynesiaOCFrance290,4003,5211903 
French Southern LandsANFrance07,7471955 
Gaza StripASIsrael1,837,0003601967special
GibraltarEUUnited Kingdom29,4606.51704 
GreenlandNADenmark57,6902,166,0861380 
GuadeloupeNAFrance391,7001,6282003external region
GuamOCUnited States167,8005441944 
GuernseyEUUnited Kingdom66,700781066 
Heard and McDonald IslandsANAustralia04121947 
Hong KongASChina, PR7,213,0001,1041997special
Howland and Baker IslandsOCUnited States04.7711857 
Isle of ManEUUnited Kingdom89,4105721765 
Jan MayenEUNorway183771929 
Jarvis IslandOCUnited States05.1521935 
JerseyEUUnited Kingdom99,6001161066 
Johnston AtollOCUnited States02.6751858 
Kingman ReefOCUnited States00.0121922 
MacauASChina, PR606,30028.21999special
MartiniqueNAFrance372,2001,1282003external region
MayotteAFFrance259,8003742011external region
Midway IslandsOCUnited States406.2691867 
MontserratNAUnited Kingdom5,3151021956 
Nagorno-KarabakhASAzerbaijan/Armenia147,00011,4581991disputed
Navassa IslandNAUnited States05.41857 
New CaledoniaOCFrance282,80018,5761853 
NiueOCNew Zealand1,6182601974 
Norfolk IslandOCAustralia1,74834.551913 
Northern Mariana IslandsOCUnited States51,990471.11947 
Palmyra AtollOCUnited States123.91959 
Paracel IslandsASChina, PR1,4407.751974disputed
Peter I IslandANNorway01561931disputed
Pitcairn IslandsOCUnited Kingdom54471838 
Puerto RicoNAUnited States3,295,0009,0851898 
Queen Maud LandANNorway02,570,0001939disputed
ReunionAFFrance868,1002,511.62003external region
Ross DependencyANNew Zealand0420,0001923disputed
SabaNANetherlands2,200132010external region
Saint BarthelemyNAFrance7,160212007 
Saint EustatiusNANetherlands3,300212010external region
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaAFUnited Kingdom7,8413081659 
Saint MartinNAFrance32,28054.42007 
Saint Pierre and MiquelonNAFrance5,4712421604 
Sint MaartenNANetherlands42,680342010 
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSAUnited Kingdom303,9031985 
South OssetiaASGeorgia/Russia50,0003,9002008disputed
Spratly IslandsASChina, PR052002disputed
SvalbardEUNorway2,58362,0451920external region
TokelauOCNew Zealand1,28510.111949 
TransnistriaEUMoldova/Russia469,0004,1631990disputed
Turkish CyprusASTurkey326,0003,3541983disputed
Turks and Caicos IslandsNAUnited Kingdom53,700616.31959 
Virgin IslandsNAUnited States107,000344.11917 
Wake IslandOCUnited States1506.51898 
Wallis and FutunaOCFrance15,7601421842 
West BankASIsrael2,798,0005,8601967special
Western SaharaAFMorocco619,600266,0001979disputed

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