British Overseas Territories

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British Overseas Territories
British Overseas Territories (red), the United Kingdom (green), and British Crown Dependencies (blue)

The British Overseas Territories (also known as United Kingdom Overseas Territories) are fourteen territories of the United Kingdom which, although they do not form part of the United Kingdom itself, fall under its jurisdiction. They are remnants of the British Empire that have not acquired independence or have voted to remain British territories.

The territories of Jersey, Channel Islands Genealogy, Guernsey, Channel Islands Genealogy, and the Isle of Man, though also under the sovereignty of the British Crown, have a different constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom, and are classed as British Crown Dependencies. The British Overseas Territories and British Crown Dependencies are distinct from the Commonwealth of Nations, a voluntary association of countries which mostly have historic links to the British Empire.

Name Location
Anguilla Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories
Bermuda Genealogy Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories
British Antarctic Territory Antarctica
British Indian Ocean Territory Genealogy Indian Ocean
British Virgin Islands Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories
Cayman Islands Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories
Falkland Islands South Atlantic Ocean
Gibraltar Iberian Peninsula
Montserrat Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories
Pitcairn Islands Genealogy Pacific Ocean
Saint Helena Genealogy   South Atlantic Ocean
South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands South Atlantic Ocean
Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia Mediterranean (Cyprus)
Turks and Caicos Islands Caribbean and North Atlantic Territories