The French Southern and Antarctic Lands is an overseas territory of France. It consists of: Kerguelen Islands, St. Paul and Amsterdam islands, Crozet Islands, Adélie Land and the Scattered Islands. The territory is sometimes referred to as the French Southern Lands or French Southern Territories, usually to emphasize non-recognition of French sovereignty over Adélie Land as part of the Antarctic Treaty system. The territory has no permanent civilian population. Those resident consist of visiting military personnel, officials, scientific researchers and support staff.
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