French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF)

Official nameFrench Southern and Antarctic Lands
Name in local languageTerres australes et antarctiques françaises (fr)
ContinentAntarctica
SubcontinentAntarctica
Population (ranking: 251e)196 inhabitants (2012)
Population growth0.00 % / year
Area439,672 km²
Density0.00 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: n.c.)0.000 billions $USD (2018)
GDP/capita (ranking)0 $USD (2018)
GDP growth0.00 % / year (2018)
Life expectancy0.00 years (2018)
Birth rateunknown
Fertility rateunknown
Death rateunknown
Infant mortality rateunknown
Literacy rate100.00 % (2019)
Official languagesFrench
CurrencyEuro (€ EUR)
HDIunknown
EPI (ranking)unknown
GovernmentOverseas territory of France
Head of StatePresident Emmanuel Macron
National Day14 July (French Revolution of 1789)
ISO CodesTF, ATF
DemonymFrench
France – Terres australes et antarctiques françaises (TAAF)

The French Southern and Antarctic Lands (French: Terres australes et antarctiques françaises, TAAF) constitute an overseas territory of France created in 1955. This territory currently comprises five very different districts: the archipelago of Crozet, the archipelago of Kerguelen, the Scattered Islands of the Indian Ocean (around Madagascar), St. Paul and Amsterdam Islands and Adélie Land in Antarctica.

Manchot empereur, Terre Adélie, TAAF
Emperor Penguin, Adélie Land, TAAF. Source: Wildlife Archives
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