The current British overseas territories in the South Atlantic Ocean. Island nations that have opted to remain a distant part of the UK instead of going for full independence. These remaining overseas territories are: Ascension Island, Saint Helena, the Tristan da Cunha archipelago, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands archipelago.
The archipelagos are well-known for their high numbers of endemic species, with St. Helena as the prime example. Saint Helena and Tristan da Cunha are permanently settled. Ascension Island has a more temporary population, consisting of military garrisons, scientists and support staff, regularly rotating in tours of duty. South Georgia was once slightly settled, but has a temporary population nowadays, mostly scientists. The South Sandwich Islands are uninhabited, save for the occassional population of visiting scientists. All of these overseas territories are accessible via ocean-going ships, Saint. Helena and Ascension Island are also accessible via regular flights.
NOTE : If any of these territories would gain full independence from their mother country in the future, please move the territory in question (along with all the TL entries concerning it) to a new separate page. Don't forget to list such a new page alphabetically in the main part of the “Elsewhere” countries index.
The Falklands - South American overseas territory of the United Kingdom. Larger and separately administered.