Territories and other external sub-national regions of the world

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 22 August 2021

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

territorycont.administering countrypopulation, 2020area, km2date attained statusnotes
AbkhaziaASGeorgia/Russia240,0008,4322008disputed
Adelie LandANFrance0432,0001955disputed
AkrotiriASUnited Kingdom7,8001231960special
American SamoaOCUnited States46,3701991899
AnguillaNAUnited Kingdom18,400911971
AntarcticaAN(see note)02,770,0001961unclaimed
Argentine AntarcticaANArgentina470482,8001957disputed
ArubaNANetherlands120,9001931986
Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAUAustralia051931disputed
Australian Antarctic TerritoryANAustralia05,896,5001933disputed
BermudaNAUnited Kingdom72,08053.31612
BonaireNANetherlands20,1002882010external region
Bouvet IslandANNorway058.51927
British Antarctic TerritoryANUnited Kingdom01,226,6001820disputed
British Indian Ocean TerritoryASUnited Kingdom3,000601965
British Virgin IslandsNAUnited Kingdom37,8901511956
Cayman IslandsNAUnited Kingdom63,1302641959
Chilean AntarcticaANChile115630,0001940disputed
Christmas IslandAUAustralia2,2101351958
Clipperton IslandOCFrance061935
Cocos Islands (Keeling Islands)AUAustralia600141955
Cook IslandsOCNew Zealand8,330232.61901
Coral Sea IslandsAUAustralia431969
CrimeaEUUkraine/Russia2,353,00026,1002014disputed
CuracaoNANetherlands151,9004442010
DhekeliaASUnited Kingdom7,800130.81960special
Falkland IslandsSAUnited Kingdom3,20012,1731832
Faroe IslandsEUDenmark51,9401,3931948
French GuianaSAFrance306,40083,5342003external region
French PolynesiaOCFrance297,2003,5211903
French Southern LandsANFrance07,7471955
Gaza StripASIsrael1,957,0003601967special
GibraltarEUUnited Kingdom29,5206.51704
GreenlandNADenmark57,8002,166,0861380
GuadeloupeNAFrance400,0001,6282003external region
GuamOCUnited States168,8005441944
GuernseyEUUnited Kingdom67,330781066
Heard and McDonald IslandsANAustralia04121947
Hong KongASChina, PR7,263,0001,1041997special
Howland and Baker IslandsOCUnited States04.7711857
Isle of ManEUUnited Kingdom90,9005721765
Jan MayenEUNorway183711929
Jarvis IslandOCUnited States05.1521935
JerseyEUUnited Kingdom101,5001161066
Johnston AtollOCUnited States02.6751858
Kingman ReefOCUnited States00.0121922
MacauASChina, PR630,40028.21999special
MartiniqueNAFrance374,7001,1282003external region
MayotteAFFrance279,5003742011external region
Midway IslandsOCUnited States406.2691867
MontserratNAUnited Kingdom5,3901021956
Nagorno-KarabakhASAzerbaijan/Armenia145,00011,4581991disputed
Navassa IslandNAUnited States05.41857
New CaledoniaOCFrance293,60018,5761853
NiueOCNew Zealand2,0002601974
Norfolk IslandOCAustralia1,75034.551913
Northern Cyprus (Turkish Cyprus)ASTurkey326,0003,3541983disputed
Northern Mariana IslandsOCUnited States51,660471.11947
Palmyra AtollOCUnited States123.91959
Paracel IslandsASChina, PR1,4407.751974disputed
Peter I IslandANNorway01561931disputed
Pitcairn IslandsOCUnited Kingdom50471838
Puerto RicoNAUnited States3,143,0008,8681898
Queen Maud LandANNorway02,570,0001939disputed
ReunionAFFrance901,7002,511.62003external region
Ross DependencyANNew Zealand0420,0001923disputed
SabaNANetherlands1,930132010external region
Saint BarthelemyNAFrance7,120212007
Saint EustatiusNANetherlands3,140212010external region
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaAFUnited Kingdom7,9203081659
Saint MartinNAFrance32,68054.42007
Saint Pierre and MiquelonNAFrance5,3202421604
Sint MaartenNANetherlands44,560342010
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSAUnited Kingdom303,9031985
South OssetiaASGeorgia/Russia53,5003,9002008disputed
Spratly IslandsASChina, PR052002disputed
SvalbardEUNorway2,93059,8411920external region
TokelauOCNew Zealand1,65010.111949
TransnistriaEUMoldova/Russia475,0004,1631990disputed
Turks and Caicos IslandsNAUnited Kingdom57,200616.31959
Virgin IslandsNAUnited States105,900346.361917
Wake IslandOCUnited States1506.51898
Wallis and FutunaOCFrance15,8501421842
West BankASIsrael2,949,0005,8601967special
Western SaharaAFMorocco611,900266,0001979disputed

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