Snapshot of History -The British Overseas Territories

English: All territories held by the British E...

English: All territories held by the British Empire (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At the height of its power in the late 19th century, the British Empire had acquired about one-quarter of the world’s land area, including territories with large indigenous populations in Asia and Africa. Some colonies have since gained independence, but Britain continues to control the administration and legislature of 14 colonies known as the British Overseas Territories. As they are found on or near every continent, the sun still never sets on the British Empire. What are the 14 colonies?

 

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