Territories and other external sub-national regions of the world

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last updated 7 February 2020

See this page and notes below table regarding regions of disputed status.

territorycont.administering countrypopulation, 2020area, km2date attained statusnotes
AbkhaziaASGeorgia/Russia245,0008,4322008disputed
Adelie LandANFrance0432,0001955disputed
AkrotiriASUnited Kingdom7,8001231960special
American SamoaOCUnited States49,4401991899 
AnguillaNAUnited Kingdom18,090911971 
AntarcticaAN(see note)02,770,0001961unclaimed
Argentine AntarcticaANArgentina200482,8001957disputed
ArubaNANetherlands119,4001931986 
Ashmore and Cartier IslandsAUAustralia051931disputed
Australian Antarctic TerritoryANAustralia05,896,5001933disputed
BermudaNAUnited Kingdom71,75053.31612 
BonaireNANetherlands20,1002882010external region
Bouvet IslandANNorway058.51927 
British Antarctic TerritoryANUnited Kingdom01,226,6001820disputed
British Indian Ocean TerritoryASUnited Kingdom3,000601965 
British Virgin IslandsNAUnited Kingdom37,3801511956 
Cayman IslandsNAUnited Kingdom61,9402641959 
Chilean AntarcticaANChile0630,0001940disputed
Christmas IslandAUAustralia2,2101351958 
Clipperton IslandOCFrance061935 
Cocos Islands (Keeling Islands)AUAustralia600141955 
Cook IslandsOCNew Zealand8,570232.61901 
Coral Sea IslandsAUAustralia331969 
CrimeaEUUkraine/Russia2,300,00026,1002014disputed
CuracaoNANetherlands151,3004442010 
DhekeliaASUnited Kingdom7,800130.81960special
Falkland IslandsSAUnited Kingdom3,20012,1731832 
Faroe IslandsEUDenmark51,6301,3931948 
French GuianaSAFrance291,00083,5342003external region
French PolynesiaOCFrance295,1003,5211903 
French Southern LandsANFrance07,7471955 
Gaza StripASIsrael1,918,0003601967special
GibraltarEUUnited Kingdom29,5806.51704 
GreenlandNADenmark57,6202,166,0861380 
GuadeloupeNAFrance400,0001,6282003external region
GuamOCUnited States168,5005441944 
GuernseyEUUnited Kingdom67,050781066 
Heard and McDonald IslandsANAustralia04121947 
Hong KongASChina, PR7,250,0001,1041997special
Howland and Baker IslandsOCUnited States04.7711857 
Isle of ManEUUnited Kingdom90,5005721765 
Jan MayenEUNorway183711929 
Jarvis IslandOCUnited States05.1521935 
JerseyEUUnited Kingdom101,1001161066 
Johnston AtollOCUnited States02.6751858 
Kingman ReefOCUnited States00.0121922 
MacauASChina, PR614,50028.21999special
MartiniqueNAFrance376,0001,1282003external region
MayotteAFFrance270,4003742011external region
Midway IslandsOCUnited States406.2691867 
MontserratNAUnited Kingdom5,3701021956 
Nagorno-KarabakhASAzerbaijan/Armenia147,00011,4581991disputed
Navassa IslandNAUnited States05.41857 
New CaledoniaOCFrance290,00018,5761853 
NiueOCNew Zealand2,0002601974 
Norfolk IslandOCAustralia1,75034.551913 
Northern Cyprus (Turkish Cyprus)ASTurkey326,0003,3541983disputed
Northern Mariana IslandsOCUnited States51,430471.11947 
Palmyra AtollOCUnited States123.91959 
Paracel IslandsASChina, PR1,4407.751974disputed
Peter I IslandANNorway01561931disputed
Pitcairn IslandsOCUnited Kingdom50471838 
Puerto RicoNAUnited States3,189,0008,8681898 
Queen Maud LandANNorway02,570,0001939disputed
ReunionAFFrance889,0002,511.62003external region
Ross DependencyANNew Zealand0420,0001923disputed
SabaNANetherlands1,920132010external region
Saint BarthelemyNAFrance7,120212007 
Saint EustatiusNANetherlands3,140212010external region
Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da CunhaAFUnited Kingdom7,8603081659 
Saint MartinNAFrance32,56054.42007 
Saint Pierre and MiquelonNAFrance5,3502421604 
Sint MaartenNANetherlands43,850342010 
South Georgia and South Sandwich IslandsSAUnited Kingdom303,9031985 
South OssetiaASGeorgia/Russia53,0003,9002008disputed
Spratly IslandsASChina, PR052002disputed
SvalbardEUNorway2,93059,8411920external region
TokelauOCNew Zealand1,65010.111949 
TransnistriaEUMoldova/Russia469,0004,1631990disputed
Turks and Caicos IslandsNAUnited Kingdom55,930616.31959 
Virgin IslandsNAUnited States106,200346.361917 
Wake IslandOCUnited States1506.51898 
Wallis and FutunaOCFrance15,8501421842 
West BankASIsrael2,900,0005,8601967special
Western SaharaAFMorocco652,300266,0001979disputed

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