French Southern and Antarctic Lands: Government#

Country nameconventional long form: Territory of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands
conventional short form: French Southern and Antarctic Lands
local long form: Territoire des Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises
local short form: Terres Australes et Antarctiques Francaises
abbreviation: TAAF
Dependency statusoverseas territory of France since 1955
Administrative divisionsnone (overseas territory of France); there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are five administrative districts named Iles Crozet, Iles Eparses, Iles Kerguelen, Ile Saint-Paul et Ile Amsterdam; the fifth district is the "Adelie Land" claim in Antarctica that is not recognized by the US
Executive branchchief of state: President Francois HOLLANDE (since 15 May 2012), represented by Senior Administrator Pascal BOLOT (since 29 February 2012)
Flag descriptionthe flag of France is used
Legal systemthe laws of France, where applicable, apply
International organization participationUPU
Diplomatic representation in the USnone (overseas territory of France)
National anthemnote: as a territory of France, "La Marseillaise" is official (see France)
National symbol(s)sea lion
Diplomatic representation from the USnone (overseas territory of France)