.bl is a future Internet country code top-level domain (ccTLD) that is likely to be created for Saint BarthÈ¨lemy, following the decision on 21 September 2007 by the ISO 3166 Maintenance Agency to allocate BL as the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for Saint BarthÈ¨lemy. This decision followed Saint BarthÈ¨lemy's new status as an Overseas collectivity of France which took effect on July 15 2007. Currently Saint BarthÈ¨lemy uses Guadeloupe's ccTLD, .gp and France's ccTLD, .fr.
Background Information :
Jan. 2007 census 8,450 - Density 402/km2 (not ranked) 1,042/sq mi
Total 21 km2 (not ranked) 8.1 sq mi - Water (%) negligible
European, Mulatto, West African, Mestizo (French-East Asia)
President of France Nicolas Sarkozy - Prefect Dominique Lacroix - President of the Territorial Council Bruno Magras Overseas Collectivityof France - French colony 1648 - Sold to Sweden 1 July 1784 - Sold to France 16 March 1878 - as separate Overseas Collectivity 22 February 2007
AST (UTC-4) "Saint-BarthÈ¨lemy," "St. Bart's," "St. Barts" and "St. Barth" redirect here. For other uses, see St. Bartholomew's Saint BarthÈ¨lemy (French: Saint-BarthÈ¨lemy), officially the Collectivity of Saint BarthÈ¨lemy (French: CollectivitÈ¨ de Saint-Barth¨lemy), is an overseas collectivity of France. Also known as Saint Barth in French, or St. Barts in English, the collectivity is one of the four territories among the Leeward Islands in the Caribbean that comprise the French West Indies, and is the only one to have historically been a Swedish colony.
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