French Subantarctic Territory - Profile
- The French Subantarctic Territory (Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises (TAAF)) is located in the southern Indian Ocean, south east of Africa, approximately equidistant between Africa, Antarctica and Australia.
- They are a French Overseas Territory administered by a "Préfet" in Saint-Pierre on Réunion Island.
- The territory includes Île Amsterdam, Île Saint-Paul, Îles Crozet, and Îles Kerguelen in the southern Indian Ocean near 43°S, 67°E.
- The French-claimed sector of Antarctica, Adélie Land, is not recognised internationally.
- Wildlife is protected by a National Park Act. There are several Protected Areas which may be visited by permit only.
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Martin-de-Vives, Ile Amsterdam 37°50'S 77°35'E
Port Alfred, Ile de Possession 46°25'S 51°45'E (Iles Crozet archipelago)
Port-aux-Français, Grande Terre 48°00'S 68°45'E (Iles Kerguelen)
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