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  The Ultimate British overseas territory - American History Information Guide and Reference
Overseas territories should be distinguished from crown dependencies (the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, which have a different constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom), and protectorates (which were not formally under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom).
Overseas territories have never been considered integral parts of the United Kingdom, and have never had representation in the British Parliament, on the grounds that they are separate jurisdictions.
Queen Elizabeth II is head of state in the overseas territories in her role as Queen of the United Kingdom, not in right of each territory.
www.historymania.com /american_history/British_Crown_Colony   (1032 words)

  
  British overseas territories - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The territories of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, though also under the sovereignty of the British Crown, have a slightly different constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom, and are consequently classed as Crown dependencies rather than overseas territories.
The growth of the British Empire in the early 18th century, to its peak in the 1920s, saw the UK acquire over one quarter of the world's land mass, including territories with large indigenous populations in Asia and Africa, which were held for commercial and strategic reasons rather than for settlement.
In territories with a permanent population, a Governor is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the British Government, usually a retired senior military officer, or a senior civil servant.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/British_overseas_territory   (2882 words)

  
 British overseas territories -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The British overseas territories are 14 territories throughout the world that are under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.
The territories are the last remaining overseas possessions of the British Empire that have not yet achieved independence.
In territories with an indigenous population, a Governor is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the British Government, usually a retired senior military officer, or a senior civil servant.
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 British overseas territories information - Search.com
The territories of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, though also under the sovereignty of the British Crown, have a slightly different constitutional relationship with the United Kingdom, and are consequently classed as Crown dependencies rather than overseas territories.
The growth of the British Empire in the early 18th century, to its peak in the 1920s, saw the UK acquire over one quarter of the world's land mass, including territories with large indigenous populations in Asia and Africa, which were held for commercial and strategic reasons rather than for settlement.
In territories with a permanent population, a Governor is appointed by the Queen on the advice of the British Government, usually a retired senior military officer, or a senior civil servant.
www.search.com /reference/British_overseas_territories?redir=1   (2982 words)

  
 British Antarctic Territory - British Overseas Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The flag is for flying at British Antarctic bases (which previously flew the British flag) and at the British Antarctic Survey headquarters in Cambridge, England.
The Coat of Arms of the British Antarctic Territory were first granted in 1952, when the territory was still a dependancy of the Falkland Islands (along with South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands).
The British Antarctic Territory consists of the South Shetland Islands, South Orkney Islands, and nearby Graham Land on the Antarctic continent, largely uninhabited.
www.britlink.org /bat.htm   (649 words)

  
 Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory was adopted on November 8, 1990.
The Flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory is similar to the flags of other British dependencies and colonies as it has the Union Jack in the upper hoist-side corner.
The origin or meaning of the wavy lines is unknown, and their existence is a break from the traditional practice of flags of British colonies or former colonies.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_British_Indian_Ocean_Territory   (277 words)

  
 British Overseas Territories Bill - 2001
There are fourteen British overseas territories: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St Helena and Dependencies, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
British citizenship will mean that British Dependent Territories citizens will have the right of abode in the United Kingdom and the right of free movement and residence, and with it the opportunity to work in European Union member states.
In fact, the rest of the 150,000 souls in British Overseas territories have Montserrat to thank for whatever benefits the new status brings; for it was our crisis and plight that dramatized the disadvantageous situation under which supposed British subjects lived in these colonial outposts, and led in part to the new development.
montserratreporter.org /botbill   (2633 words)

  
 British Overseas Territories Act
There are fourteen British overseas territories: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St Helena and Dependencies, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus, and the Turks and Caicos Islands.
The term "overseas territories" is now in common use both within the territories and as between their governments and the British Government.
The effect is to assimilate the qualifying territories with the United Kingdom for the purpose of calculating periods of presence which would entitle an infant or a minor, who was born outside the UK or the qualifying territories on or after the appointed day, to be registered as a British citizen.
www.opsi.gov.uk /acts/en2002/2002en08.htm   (2687 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On 26 February 2002 British Dependent Territories citizenship (BDTC) was renamed to British Overseas Territories citizenship (BOTC).
Persons born in a British Overseas Territory after 21 May 2002 automatically acquire British citizenship (even if they do not acquire BOTC) so long as one parent is a British citizen, settled in the UK, or settled in an Overseas Territory (other than the Sovereign Base Areas).
Citizens of French overseas dependencies, unlike their British counterparts, are considered French citizens as well, regardless of whether they were born on the mainland, Corsica or in one of the dependencies.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=British_Overseas_Territories_citizen   (1816 words)

  
 British Indian Ocean Territory - British Overseas Territories   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This is the official British flag of the British Indian Ocean Territory.
It is a British overseas territory, part of the British Indian Ocean Territory.
The British Indian Ocean Territory was established as a territory of the United Kingdom on Novmber 8, 1965, consisting of Chagos Archipelago, Aldabra, Farquhar and Des Roches islands.
www.britlink.org /biot.htm   (937 words)

  
 FAQs: The British Overseas Territories Act Foreign & Commonwealth Office
British Overseas citizenship (BOC) is held by people who do not have sufficient connections with any of the present Overseas Territories or Britain itself to enable them to qualify for BDTC or BC.
British citizens from the Overseas Territories will not be subject to UK immigration controls and will therefore be able to come to the UK for purposes of leisure, study and employment without gaining prior permission.
British citizens resident outside the UK/EU are not subject to the direct taxation regimes operated by the UK or other Member States of the European Union.
www.fco.gov.uk /servlet/Front?pagename=OpenMarket/Xcelerate/ShowPage&c=Page&cid=1013618138355   (3082 words)

  
 GUIDE TO LAW ONLINE: Nations of the World
British Virgin Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Saint Helena (overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
Turks and Caicos Islands (overseas territory of the United Kingdom)
www.loc.gov /law/guide/nations.html   (159 words)

  
 British Antarctic Territory
When the British Antarctic Territory was founded in 1962 the remaining parts of the Falkland Islands Dependencies (South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands) reverted to the Falkland Islands.
However, since the Falklands War, a new territory of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands was founded in 1985.
The flag of the commissioner of the British Antarctic Territory is a Union flag defaced with a white discwith a gold edge, covered by a laurel wreath, with the full achievemnet of arms in the centre.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/gb-bat.html   (826 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/British overseas territory
Since the process of decolonisation began in the 1960s, steps have been made to remove colonial reference to overseas territories.
In 1983, all colonies were known as dependent territories, which later officially became overseas territories in 2002.
By this Act, the redefined status of all British territories was evident.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Crown_colony   (1238 words)

  
 Bermuda (04/07)
Bermuda is the oldest self-governing overseas territory in the British Commonwealth.
There are no conditions attached to the grant of British citizenship to the overseas territories, a fact of particular importance to Bermuda where the issue of independence is being debated.
Our Overseas Territories are British for as long as they wish to remain British.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/5375.htm   (3443 words)

  
 Bermuda and Great Britain
Bermuda is the fourth oldest of all countries, islands and territories in the British Commonwealth of Nations after England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and Canada.
Bermuda is one of the fourteen (14) Overseas Territories of Britain.
Bermuda as a British Overseas territory in the British Commonwealth
www.bermuda-online.org /colonial.htm   (4786 words)

  
 British Overseas Territories Act (2002) - Legislationline - free online legislation database
2British overseas territories citizenship(1) Pursuant to section 1, British Dependent Territories citizenship is renamed "British overseas territories citizenship"; and a person having that citizenship is a "British overseas territories citizen".(2) Accordingly, in the British Nationality Act 1981 (c.
(4) A person who is a British overseas territories citizen by virtue of subsection (3) is such a citizen by descent for the purposes of the British Nationality Act 1981.
(b) subject to paragraph (a), is to be regarded as born outside that territory, whoever was the owner of the ship or aircraft at the time, and irrespective of whether or where it was then registered.
www.legislationline.org /legislation.php?tid=11&lid=3859   (1720 words)

  
 International Parental Child Abduction BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES
Anguilla, the British Virgin Islands, and the Turks and Caicos Islands are currently not covered by the Hague Convention, nor are there any international or bilateral treaties in force between these territories and the United States dealing with international parental child abduction.
American citizens planning a trip to the British overseas territories with dual national children should bear this in mind.
Persons who wish to pursue a child custody claim in any British overseas territory court should retain an attorney in the British overseas territory that they are pursuing the child custody claim.
travel.state.gov /family/abduction/country/country_538.html   (1328 words)

  
 British Overseas Territory Encyclopedia @ AlienArtifacts.com (Alien Artifacts)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The first such plantation was in Newfoundland, where English fishermen routinely set up seasonal camps in the 16th century.
All of these are colonies in the true sense in that their populations are the results of settlement, and they were either previously uninhabitted (Bermuda), or the native populations had been wiped out by previous European invaders (the Turks and Caicos).
Relations with the UK The Overseas Territory Department is headed by the Foreign Office Minister for the Overseas Territories, currently the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State David Triesman, Baron Triesman.
www.alienartifacts.com /encyclopedia/British_overseas_territory   (2256 words)

  
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A [British overseas territories citizen] who falls to be treated as a national of the United Kingdom for the purposes of the Community Treaties shall be entitled to be registered as a British citizen if an application is made for his registration as such a citizen.
(i) was born or naturalised in a [British overseas territory]; or
(a) was born in a [British overseas territory]; or
www.turksandcaicosislands.org /BNAct1981.htm   (15897 words)

  
 Anguilla encyclopedia : Cultural Information , Maps, Anguilla politics and officials, Anguillan History. Travel to ...
Anguilla is a British overseas territory in the Caribbean, the most northerly of the Leeward Islands in the Lesser Antilles.
The total area of the territory is 102 square kilometres (39.4 mi²), with a population of approximately 14,000 in 2005.
First colonized by English settlers in 1650, Anguilla was incorporated into a single British dependency along with the neighbouring islands of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the early 19th century, much to the objections of many Anguillans.
www.anguillaiworld.com   (256 words)

  
 Providing British Documents, english
I would be happy to inform you about the address, phone fax and e-mail of the responsible british mainland or overseas authority, where you may ask for the needed birth certificate.
I would be happy to inform you about the address, phone fax and e-mail of the responsible british mainland or overseas authority, where you may ask for the needed marriage certificate.
I would be happy to inform you about the address, phone fax and e-mail of the responsible british mainland or overseas authority, where you may ask for the needed death certificate.
www.renaca.ch /docu-gb-en.html   (646 words)

  
 Region   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
World Factbook Entry: The British Overseas Territory is a bustling region of free trade and commerce dedicated to the protection of its members and the preservation of equal justice under law.
One of those conditions was that Nel and all his puppets would be banned from the BOT.
He has committed various crimes against the BOT and this is his punishment.
www.nationstates.net /-1/page=display_region/region=british_overseas_territory   (394 words)

  
 Preview: Eruption update Island in British Overseas Territory is growing in size
Eruption update: Island in British Overseas Territory is growing in size
A rare volcanic eruption is expanding the size of an island in British Overseas Territory.
The forest fires that have ravaged southern Greece for the past 11 days, killing dozens of people, were finally extinguished Monday, fire services said.
www.physorg.com /preview8430.html   (233 words)

  
 Home Foreign & Commonwealth Office
HRH the Duke of York represented HM The Queen at celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of Malaysia's independence in Kuala Lumpur.
Six teams of architects, designers and curators are competing to create the British pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo in 2010.
One of our priorities is to ensure security and good governance of the UK’s 14 Overseas Territories.
www.fco.gov.uk   (253 words)

  
 geographic.org Courty Profiles - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, ...
British Indian Ocean Territory (overseas territory of the UK)
British Virgin Islands (overseas territory of the UK)
French Southern and Antarctic Lands (overseas territory of France)
www.theodora.com /wfb/1999/wfb_1999.html   (191 words)

  
 Spero News: Island in British Overseas Territory growing
Spero News: Island in British Overseas Territory growing
Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) were alerted to satellite data showing a large and fast flowing lava flow that is pouring into the sea like a huge waterfall.
Dr John Smellie, a leading authority on volcanoes from BAS said,
www.speroforum.com /site/print.asp?idarticle=2199   (254 words)

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