Overseas territory (France)

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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 department and region (French: Départements et régions d'outre-mer or DROM), 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 parts of the United Kingdom or its national territory, they are integral parts of the French Republic.

Former overseas territories

See also


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

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