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The British Overseas Territories (BOTs), also known as the United Kingdom Overseas Territories (UKOTs), are fourteen territories with a constitutional and historical link with the United Kingdom, but do not form part of the United Kingdom itself. The permanently inhabited territories are internally self-governing, with the United Kingdom retaining responsibility for defence and foreign relations. All of the territories are inhabited by civilians, except three that are chiefly or only inhabited by military or scientific personnel. All fourteen have the British monarch as head of state. These UK government responsibilities are assigned to various departments of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and are subject to change.
British Overseas Territories
|Anthem: "God Save the King" |
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Largest territory||British Antarctic Territory|
|Government||Devolved administrations under a constitutional monarchy|
|18,015 km2 (6,956 sq mi)|
• 2019 estimate