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Akrotiri
a special form of UK overseas territory; administered by an administrator who is also the Commander, British Forces Cyprus
American Samoa
unincorporated unorganized territory of the US; administered by the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Anguilla
overseas territory of the UK
Aruba
constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; full autonomy in internal affairs obtained in 1986 upon separation from the Netherlands Antilles; Dutch Government responsible for defense and foreign affairs
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
Bermuda
overseas territory of the UK
Bouvet Island
territory of Norway; administered by the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice and Oslo Police
British Indian Ocean Territory
overseas territory of the UK; administered by a commissioner, resident in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London
British Virgin Islands
overseas territory of the UK; internal self-governing
Cayman Islands
overseas territory of the UK
Christmas Island
non-self governing territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
Clipperton Island
possession of France; administered directly by the Minister of Overseas France
Cocos (Keeling) Islands
non-self governing territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
Cook Islands
self-governing in free association with New Zealand; Cook Islands is fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs and defense in consultation with the Cook Islands
Coral Sea Islands
territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport
Dhekelia
a special form of UK overseas territory; administered by an administrator who is also the Commander, British Forces Cyprus
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
overseas territory of the UK; also claimed by Argentina
Faroe Islands
part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1948
French Polynesia
overseas country of France; note - overseas territory of France from 1946-2003; overseas collectivity of France since 2003, though it is often referred to as an overseas country due to its degree of autonomy
French Southern and Antarctic Lands
overseas territory of France since 1955
Gibraltar
overseas territory of the UK
Greenland
part of the Kingdom of Denmark; self-governing overseas administrative division of Denmark since 1979
Guam
unincorporated organized territory of the US with policy relations between Guam and the federal government under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Guernsey
British crown dependency
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Australian Antarctic Division)
Hong Kong
special administrative region of the People's Republic of China
Isle of Man
British crown dependency
Jan Mayen
territory of Norway; since August 1994, administered from Oslo through the county governor (fylkesmann) of Nordland; however, authority has been delegated to a station commander of the Norwegian Defense Communication Service; in 2010, Norway designated the majority of Jan Mayen as a nature reserve
Jersey
British crown dependency
Macau
special administrative region of the People's Republic of China
Montserrat
overseas territory of the UK
Navassa Island
unorganized, unincorporated territory of the US; administered by the Fish and Wildlife Service, US Department of the Interior from the Caribbean Islands National Wildlife Refuge in Boqueron, Puerto Rico; in September 1996, the Coast Guard ceased operations and maintenance of the Navassa Island Light, a 46-meter-tall lighthouse on the southern side of the island; Haiti has claimed the island since the 19th century
New Caledonia
special collectivity (or a sui generis collectivity) of France since 1998; note - an independence referendum took place on 4 November 2018 with a majority voting to reject independence in favor of maintaining the status quo; two additional referenda, still unsceheduled, may occur in 2020 and 2022
Niue
self-governing in free association with New Zealand since 1974; Niue is fully responsible for internal affairs; New Zealand retains responsibility for external affairs and defense; however, these responsibilities confer no rights of control and are only exercised at the request of the Government of Niue
Norfolk Island
self-governing territory of Australia; administered from Canberra by the Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts, and Sport
Northern Mariana Islands
commonwealth in political union with and under the sovereignty of the US; federal funds to the Commonwealth administered by the US Department of the Interior, Office of Insular Affairs
Pitcairn Islands
overseas territory of the UK
Puerto Rico
unincorporated organized territory of the US; policy relations between Puerto Rico and the US conducted under the jurisdiction of the Office of the President
Saint Barthelemy
overseas collectivity of France
Saint Helena
overseas territory of the UK
Saint Martin
overseas collectivity of France

note: the only French overseas collectivity that is part of the EU

Saint Pierre and Miquelon
overseas collectivity of France
Svalbard
territory of Norway; administered by the Polar Department of the Ministry of Justice, through a governor (sysselmann) residing in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen; by treaty (9 February 1920), sovereignty was awarded to Norway
Tokelau
self-administering territory of New Zealand; note - Tokelau and New Zealand have agreed to a draft constitution as Tokelau moves toward free association with New Zealand; a UN-sponsored referendum on self governance in October 2007 did not meet the two-thirds majority vote necessary for changing the political status
Turks and Caicos Islands
overseas territory of the UK
Virgin Islands
unincorporated organized territory of the US with policy relations between the Virgin Islands and the federal government under the jurisdiction of the Office of Insular Affairs, US Department of the Interior
Wake Island
unincorporated unorganized territory of the US; administered from Washington, DC, by the Department of the Interior; activities in the atoll are currently conducted by the 11th US Air Force and managed from Pacific Air Force Support Center
Wallis and Futuna
overseas collectivity of France

Source: CIA Factbook