Overseas departments of France

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Map of overseas France.

France currently has five overseas departments (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.), which are departments (territorial divisions) that are outside the European part of the country. All are officially part of France, with the same political status as the departments in Europe; and are therefore different to overseas territories. They are also part of the European Union and use the Euro as currency. They are:

Since 2003, these departments are now officially called overseas regions (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found.), but this name has yet to be widely adopted. Each region returns elected representatives to the Senate and National Assembly in Paris.[1] A total of three members are elected to the European Parliament to represent overseas France, including overseas departments and overseas territories.[2] Since 1974, these regions have had their own individual regional councils for local government.[1]

Current overseas departments of France
Flag Department Prefecture Region Since Instrument
50px French Guiana
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Cayenne South America 19 March 1946 Parliamentary resolution
50px Guadeloupe
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Basse-Terre Caribbean 19 March 1946 Parliamentary resolution
50px Martinique
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Fort-de-France Caribbean 19 March 1946 Parliamentary resolution
50px Mayotte
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Mamoudzou Africa 31 March 2011 Referendum
50px Réunion
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Saint-Denis Africa 19 March 1946 Parliamentary resolution

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "French Overseas Possessions - Overview". WorldTravelGuide.net. World Travel Guide. Retrieved 22 October 2008.
  2. "Country : France; Constituency : Outre-Mer". European Parliament. Retrieved 22 October 2008.

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