What current terriories are still formally called 'colonies'?
#88647. Asked by author. (Nov 17 07 10:36 AM)
The UN in 2002 listed 14 countries existing as colonies|
Western Sahara ? Spain but in distpute as to whether independent or not
ATLANTIC AND CARIBBEAN
Anguilla United Kingdom
Bermuda United Kingdom
British Virgin Islands United Kingdom
Cayman Islands United Kingdom
Falkland Islands (Malvinas) United Kingdom Montserrat United Kingdom
St. Helena United Kingdom
Turks and Caicos Islands United Kingdom
United States Virgin Islands
Gibraltar United Kingdom
PACIFIC AND INDIAN OCEANS
American Samoa United States
Guam United States
New Caledonia France
Pitcairn United Kingdom
Tokelau New Zealand
The British dependencies are not called colonies or crown colonies anymore. I suspect that none of the other dependencies are called so officially either.|
The name "British Overseas Territory" was introduced by the British Overseas Territories Act 2002, and replaced the name British dependent territory which was introduced by the British Nationality Act 1981. Before that, the territories were known as colonies or Crown colonies.
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