The United Republic's overseas territories are under jurisdiction of the UR, but do not form part of it. Each have their each internal leadership, being self-governing territories. All are remnants of the British Empire that have not aquired independence or have voted to stay british territories.
Apart from the British Antarctic Territory, which contains only research stations, and the Sovereign Base Areas on Cyprus and the British Indian Ocean Territory, which are military bases, the overseas territories all have permanent populations. Collectively they encompass an approximate land area of 667,018 square miles (1,727,570 km2) (of which the vast majority, 660,000 square miles (1,700,000 km2), is British Antarctic Territory) and a population of approximately 260,000 people.