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French Overseas Territories in Africa

At one time France had extensive overseas territories in Africa but today there are only two, Reunion Island and the Mayotte Islands, and both are islands off the coast of Africa.

Current French Territories in Africa

Mayotte Islands
Island group located in the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and Mozambique. The Mayotte islands are Grande-Terre Island (Majore), Petite-Terre Island (Pamanzi), and several small islets.

Reunion Island
Island located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar island and about 130 miles southeast of Mauritius.

Isle Esparses
A group of scattered islands (Isle Esparses) in the Indian Ocean, off the southeast coast of Africa. Includes: Bassas da India, Europa Island (Isle Europa), the Glorioso Islands (Isle Glorieuses), Juan de Nova Island (Ile Juan de Nova), and Tromelin Island (Ile Tromelin).

Former French Colonies in Africa

- Algeria (North Africa)
- Benin (West Africa)
- Burkina Faso (West Africa)
- Cameroon (Equitorial Africa)
- Central African Republic (Equitorial Africa)
- Chad (Equitorial Africa)
- Comoros (Indian Ocean)
- Gabon (Equitorial Africa)
- Guinea (West Africa)
- Ivory Coast - aka Cote d'Ivoire (West Africa)
- Madagascar (Indian Ocean)
- Mali (West Africa)
- Mauritania (West Africa)
- Mauritius (Indian Ocean)
- Morocco (North Africa)
- Niger (West Africa)
- Republic of the Congo (Equitorial Africa)
- Senegal (West Africa)
- Seychelles (Indian Ocean)
- Tanzania (Zanzibar island only? Indian Ocean Coast)
- Togo (West Africa)
- Tunisia (North Africa)

See also:
Other Overseas Territories in Africa
Visitor Destinations in Africa
Africa Travel Guide

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