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Collectivité d'outre-mer

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This article is part of the series on
Administrative divisions of France

(incl. overseas regions)

(incl. overseas departments)

Urban communities
Agglomeration communities
Commune communities
Syndicates of New Agglomeration

Associated communes
Municipal arrondissements

Others in Overseas France

Overseas collectivities
Sui generis collectivity
Overseas country
Overseas territory
Clipperton Island

The French overseas collectivities (French: collectivité d'outre-mer or COM), like the French regions, are first-order administrative divisions of France. The COMs include some former French overseas territories and other French overseas entities with a particular status, all of which became COMs by constitutional reform on 28 March 2003.

As of 31 March 2011, there were five COMs:

Mayotte was a COM from 1976 until March 31, 2011, when it became an overseas department.[1]

See also

References

External links

  • COM – Overseas communities at the far ends of the world - Official French website (in English)
  • (French) Official site
  • (French) past and current developments of France's overseas administrative divisions like collectivités d'outre-mer
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