France is currently divided into 26 "régions"; 22 of these form metropolitan France, which includes the continental nation and the island of Corsica, and 4 are overseas. Régions are further subdivided into 100 "départements", including the 4 départements d'outre-mer ("Overseas Departments") or "DOMs".
Régions which are also départements d'outre-mer :
France also administers several overseas collectivites and territories:
- 5 overseas collectivities ("collectivités d'outre-mer") Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna, Mayotte, Saint-Barthélemy and the French part of Saint Martin.
- 1 sui generis collectivity ("collectivité sui generis"): New Caledonia.
- 1 overseas "country" ("pays d'outre-mer") French Polynesia.
- 1 overseas territory ("territoire d'outre-mer") the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (composed of Île Amsterdam and Île Saint-Paul, Crozet Archipelago, Kerguelen, Adélie Land).
- 4 small coral islands and an atoll in the Indian Ocean with no permanent population and known as "Îles Éparses" ("Scattered Islands"), Bassas da India, Europa, Juan de Nova, Glorioso, and Tromelin.
- 1 uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mexico, Clipperton.