British Antarctic Territory


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British Antarctic Territory

a UK Overseas Territory in the S Atlantic (claims are suspended under the Antarctic Treaty): created in 1962 and consisting of the South Shetland Islands, the South Orkney Islands, and Graham Land; formerly part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies
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30There are 11 postcodes to cover British overseas territories including British Antarctic Territory (BIQQ 1ZZ), Gibraltar (GX11 1AA) and the Falkland Islands (FIQQ 1ZZ).
The UK's territorial claim for the Antarctic Peninsula, the region known as the British Antarctic Territory, is the oldest in Antarctica, dating back to 1908, and covers the region between 20 [degrees]W and 80 [degrees]W.
British Antarctic Territory - - this has no indigenous population.
But then so too are the Falklands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands and British Antarctic Territory, all of which should help put the UK summer of 2012 in some sort of perspective.
Now, at the beginning of the 21st century, the "British Empire" (or, more appropriately, what's left of it) seems to consist primarily of a handful tiny islands scattered across the Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific and Indian oceans: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn Islands, St.
Carl, who has spent the last three years at Newcastle-based Trinity Chambers, will also be the senior magistrate for South Georgia, the South Sandwich Islands and the British Antarctic Territory.
It is being created to celebrate the achievements of the men and women whose scientific exploration in the British Antarctic Territory has led to a new understanding of our planet, and to honour those among them who did not return.
The ten territories involved so far are Ascension Island, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, St Helena and Tristan da Cunha.
The British Antarctic Territory covers 666,000 square metres of icy wasteland and is home to only research facilities and postal facilities.
It exploits research outcomes, engages with the public, provides expert independent advice to the British Government and other stakeholders, and helps to discharge the UK~s responsibilities under the Antarctic Treaty System and to administer British Antarctic Territory.

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