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Often abbreviated to DOM-TOM (departements d'outre-mer, territoires d'outre-mer), the French Overseas Departments and Territories are the French-administered territories outside of Europe.

These territories have varying legal status and different levels of autonomy, although all have representation in the Parliament of France. Each inhabited French territory overseas is represented in both the French National Assembly and the French Senate.

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Collectivites d'outre-mer, Regions d'outre-mer, Sui Generis Community, Uninhabited Lands.

Regions d'outre-mer

971 Guadeloupe (Basse-Terre)

972 Martinique (Fort-de-France)

973 Guyane (Cayenne)

974 La Reunion (Saint-Denis)

Collectivites d'outre-mer

French Polynesia (Papeete).

Mayotte (Mamoudzou) will receive the Region d'outre-mer status in 2011, although it's claimed by Comoros.

Saint-Barthelemy and Saint Martin (dependcies of Guadeloupe) will receive the collectivites d'outre-mer status in 2007.

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (Saint-Pierre) - East of Canada.

Wallis and Futuna (Mata-Utu).

Sui Generis Community

New Caledonia (Noumea) - planned referendum for independence in 2014.

Uninhabited Lands

Bassas da India - located in the Mozambique Channel and claimed by Madagascar.

Clipperton - located west of Mexico and claimed by Mexico.

Europa - located in the Mozambique Channel and claimed by Madagascar.

Glorioso Islands - located in the Mozambique Channel and claimed by Madagascar.

Juan de Nova - located in the Mozambique Channel and claimed by Madagascar.

Tromelin Island - located in the Indian Ocean and claimed by Mauritius.

Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises

The French Southern Territories are volcanic islands in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa and approximately equidistant between Africa, Antarctica and Australia.

Iles Crozet.

Kerguelen Islands.

Saint-Paul Island and Amsterdam Island.

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