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Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories of the European Union

Presentation of Wallis and Futuna

Member state: France
Surface area (km2): 142
Population: 13 445
Density (/km2): 95
Capital: Mata’Utu

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Presentation of New Caledonia

Member state: France
Surface area (km2): 18 576
(ZEE = 1.4 million km²)
Population: 245 580
(Census 2009)
Density (/km2): 13.2
Capital: Nouméa

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Presentation of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (Taaf)

Member state: France
Area (km2): 439 672
Population: NA
Density (/km2): NA
Capital: NA

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Presentation of Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha Islands

Member state: United Kingdom
Surface area (km2): St Helena 121, Ascension 88, Tristan da Cunha 98
Population: 4257 St Helena (2008 Census) 4177 estimated at May 2011, 710 Ascension (2008 Census), 260 Tristan da Cunha (May 2010)
Capital: Jamestown (St Helena), Georgetown (Ascension), Edinburgh of the Seven Seas (Tristan da Cunha)

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Presentation of Greenland

Member state: Denmark
Surface area (km2): 2,2 million
Population: Approx. 56810
Density (/km2): 0,026
Capital: Nuuk

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Presentation of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Member state: France
Surface area (km2): 242
Population: 6 125
Density (/km2): 29
Capital: Saint-Pierre

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Presentation of Saba

Member state: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Surface area (km2): 13
Population: 2000
Density (/km2): 154
Capital: The Bottom

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Presentation of Montserrat

Member state: United Kingdom
Surface area (km2): 102
Population: 5000
Density (/km2): NA
Capital: The seat of Government is at Brades

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Presentation of Saint-Barthélemy

Member state: France
Surface area (km2): 21 (25 km2 islets included)
Population: 8,800 (until January 1st 2011)
Density (/km2): 410 h/km2
Capital: Gustavia

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Presentation of Sint Maarten

Member state: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Surface area (km2): 41
Population: approx. 50 000, (100 nationalities)
Density (/km2): NA
Capital: Philipsburg

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Presentation of Saint Eustatius

Member state: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Surface area (km2): 11.8 square miles (31 km2)
Population: 3 800
Density (/km2): 171
Capital: Oranjestad

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Presentation of Anguilla

Member state: United Kingdom
Surface area (km2): 132
Population: 15 962
Density (/km2): 90
Capital: The Valley

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Presentation of Bonaire

Member state: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Surface area (km2): 294
Population: 16 000
Density (/km2): 49
Capital: Kralendijk

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Presentation of Curaçao

Member state: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Surface area (km2): 444
Population: 142 180
(January 1, 2010, source: CBS Curaçao)
Density (/km2): 319
Capital: Willemstad

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Presentation of Aruba

Member state: The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Surface area (km2): 180
Population: 101 484
Density (/km2): 572,6
Capital: Oranjestad

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Presentation of the British Virgin Islands

Member state: United Kingdom
Surface area (km2): 153
Population: 28 213
Density (/km2): 2879,3
Capital: Road Town, Tortola

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Presentation of the Turks and Caicos Islands

Member state: United Kingdom
Surface area (km2): 948.3
Population: 38 435
Density (/km2): 40,53
Capital: Grand Turk

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Presentation of the Cayman Islands

Member state: United Kingdom
Surface area (km2): 259
Population: 55 000 (2009)
Density (/km2): 212,35
Capital: George Town, Grand Cayman

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Presentation of the Falkland Islands

Member state: United Kingdom
Surface area (km2): 12,173
Population: approximately 2500
Density (/km2): 0,25
Capital: Stanley

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Presentation of Pitcairn

Member state: United Kingdom
Surface area (km2): 5.12
Population: around 55
Density (/km2): NA
Capital: Adamstown

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Presentation of the French Polynesia

Member state: France
Surface area: 2.5 million km²
(ZEE: 5.5 million km²)
Population: 267000
(Census 01/01/2010)
Density (/km2): 68
(Tahiti : 498)
Capital : Papeete (Tahiti)

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Welcome to the new OCTA web site!
The web site of the Association of the Overseas Countries and Territories – OCTA – has been redesigned and updated. The OCTA website constitutes an essential instrument for strengthening OCTs’ internal communication and for reaching out to partners, including the European Union. It contributes to increasing the visibility of the association and its members. As part of this process, newsletters will be published on a quarterly basis,
to share news and relevant information
for OCTA and its stakeholders.
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