The Overseas Territories are very diverse; with thousands of small
islands, vast areas of ocean, but also in Antarctica, land six times the
size of the United Kingdom. They include one of the world’s richest
communities, in Bermuda; the most remote community, in Tristan da Cunha
and one of the smallest, with only 54 people living on Pitcairn Island.
The total population of the territories is roughly a quarter of a
The Government published a White Paper on the Overseas Territories on
the 28 June 2012, setting out its overall approach. You can read the White Paper by downloading the complete