France has developed economic ties with its Territoires d’Outre–Mer, thereby stressing interdependence over independence. Overseas départements, officially part of France, have their own governments. Territorial collectivités and overseas territoires have varying degrees of autonomy.

Status: Overseas department

Claimed: 1635

Capital: Fort-de-France

Population: 402,000

Area: 425 sq miles (1100 sq km)

DX Countries


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