✧ French Southern and Antarctic Lands ✧

The French Southern and Antarctic Lands (French: Terres australes et antarctiques françaises, TAAF), in full the Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (French: Territoire des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises) is an overseas territory (French: Territoire d'outre-mer or TOM) of France. The territory is also called the French Southern Lands (French: Terres australes françaises) or French Southern Territories. Capital: Saint-Pierre on Réunion Island
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The Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (French: Îles Éparses or Îles éparses de l'océan indien) consist of four small coral islands, an atoll, and a reef in the Indian Ocean, and have constituted the 5th district of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) since February 2007.

French scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean

Île Amsterdam, also known as Amsterdam Island, New Amsterdam, or Nouvelle Amsterdam, is an island named after the ship Nieuw Amsterdam, in turn named after the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam that later became New York City in the United States. It lies in the southern Indian Ocean.

French Southern and Antarctic Lands - The Encyclopedia of Earth

The Kerguelen Islands in French Îles Kerguelen but officially Archipel des Kerguelen, also known as the Desolation Islands (Îles de la Désolation in French)

The Kerguelen Islands: Wind, water and wild cats

Location of French Southern and Antarctic Lands (circled in red) in the Indian Ocean (light yellow)

French Southern and Antarctic Lands is the only overseas territory of France with four archipelagos in the Indian Ocean and a claim in Antarctica.

Armoiries des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises - Coat of arms of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Armoiries des Terres australes et antarctiques françaises - Coat of arms of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands

Map of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. Adélie Land (in Antarctica) and Banc du Geyser and Bassas da India (in the Îles Éparses district) are not shown.

Map of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands. Adélie Land (in Antarctica) and Banc du Geyser and Bassas da India (in the Îles Éparses district) are not shown.

Adélie Land (French: Terre Adélie) is a claimed territory on the continent of Antarctica

Adélie Land (French: Terre Adélie) is a claimed territory on the continent of Antarctica

Île Saint-Paul (Saint Paul Island) is an island forming part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Terres australes et antarctiques françaises, TAAF) in the Indian Ocean.

Île Saint-Paul (Saint Paul Island) is an island forming part of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Terres australes et antarctiques françaises, TAAF) in the Indian Ocean.


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