French Southern Territories is a group of islands and territories located in the southern Indian Ocean, south of Africa. The territory includes the islands of Kerguelen, Crozet, and Amsterdam, as well as the Adélie Land region of Antarctica. The area covers approximately 7,000 square kilometers and has no permanent inhabitants, except for scientific researchers and military personnel.
The official language spoken in French Southern Territories is French, which is also the official language of France. However, due to the lack of permanent inhabitants, the language is not widely used.
The primary currency used in French Southern Territories is the Euro (EUR), which is also the currency of France. However, due to the lack of permanent inhabitants, the currency is not widely used.
The local time in French Southern Territories is UTC+5 (Kerguelen Islands) and UTC+3 (Crozet Islands and Amsterdam Island). However, due to the lack of permanent inhabitants, there is no official time zone in the territory.
There are no direct flights from the UK to French Southern Territories. The most common route is to fly from the UK to Paris, and then take a connecting flight to Réunion Island, which is a French overseas department located in the Indian Ocean. From Réunion Island, it is possible to take a research vessel or a chartered flight to the French Southern Territories. The total flight time from the UK to Réunion Island is approximately 12 to 14 hours, depending on the connecting flights.
There is no commercial airport in French Southern Territories. The only way to access the territory is through research vessels or chartered flights. The address for the research stations and facilities in French Southern Territories can be found through the French Polar Institute website (https://www.institut-polaire.fr/ipev.php).