Ministry of the Overseas (France)

The Ministry of the Overseas (French: Ministère des Outre-mer) is a ministry of the French Governement, responsible for overseeing the Overseas departments, collectivities and territories of the French Republic. It is headed by the Minister of the Overseas

Ministry of the Overseas
Ministère des Outre-mer
Agency overview
Formed24 June 1852 (1852-06-24)
JurisdictionOverseas France
HeadquartersHôtel de Montmorin
Paris 7e, French Republic
48°50′57″N 2°18′57″E
Annual budget€2.661 billion[2]
Minister responsible


Originally part of the Ministry of the Navy as a secretariat, it became a formal ministry on 20 March 1894 as the Ministry of the Colonies (French: Ministère des Colonies), by a law of the governement of Jean Casimir-Perier.[3]

By a decree of 26 January 1946, its name was changed to the current Ministry of Overseas[4].

Minister of the Overseas


  1. Governement of the French Republic. "Le budget de l'État voté pour 2019 en quelques chiffres (Loi de finances initiale)" (PDF). Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  2. Governement of the French Republic. "Décret n° 2018-1355 du 28 décembre 2018 portant répartition des crédits et découverts autorisés par la loi n° 2018-1317 du 28 décembre 2018 de finances pour 2019". Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  3. Governement of the French Republic (20 March 1894). "Loi portant création d'un ministère des colonies". Retrieved 16 July 2019.
  4. Governement of the French Republic (20 January 1946). "Constitution du Gouvernement provisoire de la République Française". Retrieved 16 July 2019.
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