The Four OVERSEAS British Territories Have Fewer Than 50 Permanent Residents

1. British Territory in the Indian Ocean, located in southern India, with an area of 60 square kilometers. Mauritius has a claim to this territory. The aborigines are unable to return due to various reasons and currently have no permanent residents.


2. The British Islands of Pitcairn, Henderson, Dixie and Oaeno, in the south-east Pacific Ocean, have an area of 43 square kilometres and a population of less than 50.

3. South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, located in eastern Argentina, cover an area of about 4,000 square kilometres and have no permanent population. Formerly part of the British Falkland Islands, it was created separately in 1985 after a war with Argentina in 1982.


4. The British Antarctic Territory, which covers an area of 1.71 million square kilometres and has no permanent population, overlaps with the Antarctic territories claimed by Argentina and Chile, but is currently not internationally recognized and has a number of research stations and some permanent staff.