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If you’re a geography nerd, you probably already knew that France had a little slice of the pie in South America, right? Here’s a map showing where its other overseas holdings are located.
France’s Five Overseas Regions:
Overseas regions have equal status with other regions of France such as Normandy or Brittany.
- Guadeloupe (Caribbean)
- Martinique (Caribbean)
- French Guyana (South America)
- Mayotte (Indian Ocean)
- Réunion (Indian Ocean)
France’s Five Overseas Collectivities
They are part of the country and have full voting rights, but are not quite on the same level as a province or state, mainly due to low population.
- Saint-Barthélemy (Caribbean)
- Saint-Martin (Caribbean)
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon (North America)
- Wallis and Futuna (Pacific)
- French Polynesia (Pacific)