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A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a State.

There are varying degrees and forms of dependence, commonly distinguished from other subnational entities in that they are not considered to be part of the motherland or mainland of the governing State. In most cases they also represent a different order of separation. A subnational entity typically represents a division of the State proper, while a dependent territory might be an overseas territory that enjoys a greater degree of autonomy. For instance, many of them have more or less separate legal systems from the governing States. Varying among different legal and constitutional traditions, these territories may or may not be considered part of the States.

The areas separately referred to as non-independent are territories that are disputed, are occupied, have a government in exile or have a non-negligible independence movement.

Lists of dependent territories

[[File:Dependencies3.PNG|thumb|400px|World map of dependent territories
Currently there are 60 dependencies on this list, not including those listed as under China, Finland, and Russia. All claims south of 60 degrees south (in Antarcticamarker) are not recognised or are disputed as are Serranilla Bank and the Petrel Islands. They are italicised. Uninhabited territories or territories with no permanent population are marked with hash keys/number symbols (#).

The list includes several territories that are not included in the list of non-self-governing territories [30380] listed by the General Assembly of the United Nations (which also includes Western Saharamarker, since 1990, the General Assembly reaffirmed that the question of Western Sahara was a question of decolonization which remained to be completed by the people of Western Sahara).

A number of political entities have a special position recognized by international treaty or agreement (i.e. Ålandmarker in Finlandmarker, Hong Kongmarker & Macaumarker in the Peoples Republic of Chinamarker, and Svalbardmarker in Norwaymarker). These are not dependent territories in the strict sense of the meaning, but have in some way a similar position. See List of special entities recognized by international treaty or agreement for more information.

Australia

Territory Administration
Ashmore and Cartier Islandsmarker # From Canberramarker by the Attorney-General's Department.
Coral Sea Islandsmarker #
Australian Antarctic Territory # From Canberra by the Australian Antarctic Division of the Department of the Environment and Heritage.
Heard Island
and McDonald Islands
#marker
Commonwealth responsibilities administered from Canberra through the Attorney-General's Department.


Denmarkmarker



Francemarker

Territory Administration
Clipperton Islandmarker # Atoll administered by the Minister for Overseas Territories. No permanent population.
Overseas collectivity since 2003; Overseas country since 2004.
Departmental collectivity since 2001; overseas collectivity since 2003.
"Sui generis" collectivity since 1999; appears on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Overseas collectivities since 2007.
Saint Martin
Territorial collectivity since 1985; overseas collectivity since 2003.
Overseas territory since 1961; overseas collectivity since 2003.
French Southern and Antarctic Landsmarker # The French Southern and Antarctic Landsmarker is an Overseas territory since 1955, administered from Parismarker by an Administrateur Superieur (since May 2000, François Garde assisted by Secretary General Jean-Yves Hermoso). No permanent population.


Netherlandsmarker

Country Administration
Full autonomy in internal affairs obtained upon separation from the Netherlands Antillesmarker in 1986; Government of the Netherlands responsible for defense and foreign affairs. Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands but not of the European Union.
Full autonomy in internal affairs granted in 1954; Government of the Netherlands responsible for defense and foreign affairs. Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, but not of the European Union.The Netherlands Antilles were to be dissolved on 15 December 2008, but this has been put off to a later, undefined, date. Under that plan and will become autonomous regions in their own right. , and will become special municipalities of the Netherlands.


New Zealandmarker

In free association Administration
Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand since 1965. The Cook Islands are fully responsible for their internal affairs; New Zealand, in consultation, retains some responsibility for external affairs and defence. As of 2005, the Cook Islands have diplomatic relations in their own name with eighteen countries.
Self-governing state in free association with New Zealand since 1974. Niue is fully responsible for its internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs and defence. New Zealand's responsibilities confer no rights of control and are only exercised at the request of the Government of Niue.
Territory Administration
Self-administering territory of New Zealand. As it moves toward free association with New Zealand, Tokelau and New Zealand have agreed to a draft constitution. A UN-sponsored referendum on self-governance in February 2006 did not produce the two-thirds supermajority necessary for changing the current political status. Another one was in October 2007, which failed to reach the 2/3 margin.
Ross Dependency # New Zealand's Antarcticmarker claim.


Norwaymarker

Dependency Administration
Bouvet Islandmarker # Dependency administered from Oslomarker by the Polar Affairs Department of the Ministry of Justice and the Police.
Peter I Islandmarker # Dependency (subject to the Antarctic Treaty System) administered from Oslomarker by the Polar Affairs Department of the Ministry of Justice and the Police.
Queen Maud Land #


United Kingdommarker

Overseas territories Administration
British overseas territories.
British overseas territory or self-governing territory as defined by the UK.
# The UK's Antarcticmarker claim.
# British overseas territory administered by a commissioner resident in the Foreign and Commonwealth Officemarker, London.
British overseas territory with internal self-government.
British overseas territory, claimed by Argentinamarker. Falkland Islands also administers through the Governor of the Falkland Islands as representative of the British monarch.
British overseas territory, claimed by Spainmarker.
Sovereign Base Areas Administration
 Akrotiri and Dhekeliamarker British overseas territory administered by the Commander of British Forces, Cyprus. Note SBAs are primarily required as military bases and not ordinary dependent territories
Crown dependencies Administration
Crown dependencies


United Statesmarker

Territory Administration
Unincorporated and unorganized territory administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior. Appears on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Unincorporated organized territory; policy relations between Guam and the U.S. conducted under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior. Appears on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Navassa Islandmarker # Unincorporated territory of the U.S. administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the U.S. Department of the Interior from the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Refuge in Boqueron, Puerto Rico. Claimed by Haitimarker and privately via the Guano Islands Act.
Commonwealth in political union with the U.S.; federal funding administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Petrel Islandsmarker # Unincorporated territory of the U.S. administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Also claimed by Colombiamarker, Jamaicamarker and Nicaraguamarker. Often excluded in the list of United States Minor Outlying Islands.
Unincorporated organized territory of the U.S. with commonwealth status; policy relations between Puerto Rico and the U.S. conducted under the jurisdiction of the Office of the President.
Serranilla Bankmarker # Unincorporated territory of the U.S. administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Also claimed by Colombiamarker and Nicaraguamarker. Beacon Cay is occupied by Columbia. Often excluded in the list of United States Minor Outlying Islands.
United States Pacific Island Wildlife Refuges # Baker Islandmarker, Howland Islandmarker, Jarvis Islandmarker, Johnston Atollmarker, Kingman Reefmarker, Midway Islandmarker, and Palmyra Atollmarker. Unorganized and unincorporated territories administered from Washington, D.C.marker by the Fish and Wildlife Service of the United States Department of the Interiormarker. An exception includes Palmyra Atoll, which is incorporated, owned partly private and partly federal, and has nine excluded areas comprising certain tidal and submerged lands within the lagoon and 12 nm of surrounding sea that are continued to be administered by the Office of Insular Affairs of the U.S. Department of the Interior.
Unincorporated organized territory; policy relations between the Virgin Islands and the U.S. conducted under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, U.S. Department of the Interior. Appears on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.
Wake Islandmarker # Unincorporated territory supervised by the U.S. Air Force and administered from Washington, D.C. by the U.S. Department of the Interior. Claimed by the Marshall Islandsmarker.


See also



References

  • George Drower, Britain's Dependent Territories, Dartmouth, 1992
  • George Drower, Overseas Territories Handbook, TSO, 1998


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