A single territorial collectivity (French: collectivité territoriale unique) is a chartered subdivision of France that exerts both the powers of a region and a department.

This status has been introduced in Mayotte in 2011, in Guiana and Martinique in 2015, and in Corsica in 2018.

The nature of a French single territorial collectivity is set forth in Article 72 of the French constitution of 1958, which provides for local autonomy within limits prescribed by law.[1][2]

See also


  1. ^ "Que sont les collectivités territoriales de Martinique et de Guyane ?". www.vie-publique.fr (in French). 2016-01-05. Retrieved 2018-01-26. 
  2. ^ "Quel est le statut de la Corse ?". www.vie-publique.fr (in French). 2017-01-02. Retrieved 2018-01-26.