Category:French overseas territories
The “overseas territories” is an former status which was used since 1946 for all French dependencies located outside Europe and other territories still under French mandate (not transfered from the former League of Nations to the new United Nations) when they migrated from their former status of colonies or protectorates, instead of becoming “associated territories” within the “French Union” created in 1946 (transformed in 1958 into the ephemeral “French community”, where the associated territories will become “associated states” before rapidly taking their independance starting in 1960), or being integrated to the French Republic as “overseas departments” (for the oldest French dependencies).
Some of these territories still became independant later, while others evolved for a better integration within France.
The status of overseas territories was finally abandoned (along with the former French Community) : today's French overseas are sorted as 5 “overseas departments”, 4 “overseas collectivies”, and 3 other territories with specific status (Clipperton, the French Southern and Antarctic Lands, as well as New Caledonia with its transitory constitutional status).
former top-level subdivision of France applied to certain overseas entities
|Subclass of||administrative territorial entity of France,|
|End time||28 March 2003|
This category has the following 8 subcategories, out of 8 total.
- ► French India (8 C, 25 F)
- ► French Madagascar (14 C, 79 F)
- ► New Caledonia (13 C, 1 P, 76 F)
- ► French Polynesia (13 C, 1 P, 132 F)
- ► Wallis and Futuna (11 C, 2 F)