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French Southern and Antarctic Lands (overseas territory of France) Government

    Country name:
    conventional long form: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands
    conventional short form: French Southern and Antarctic Lands
    local long form: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises
    local short form: Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises

    Data code: FS

    Dependency status: overseas territory of France since 1955; administered from Paris by a high commissioner of the Republic

    Administrative divisions: none (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are 3 districts named Ile Crozet, Iles Kerguelen, and Iles Saint-Paul et Amsterdam; excludes "Adelie Land" claim in Antarctica that is not recognized by the US

    Legal system: NA

    Diplomatic representation in the US: none (overseas territory of France)

    Diplomatic representation from the US: none (overseas territory of France)

    Flag description: the flag of France is used

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