Saint Pierre and Miquelon
in Northern America
North America

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Location Summary
Currency and Currency Code:
Euro - EUR
Spoken languages:
French
Local electricity:
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 4G
ISO 2-Letter code:
PM
Internet top level domain:
.pm
Country phone prefix:
+508
Local Time (capital):
Timezone:
UTC/GMT offset: hours

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Saint Pierre and Miquelon with its capital Saint-Pierre is located in North America (Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean). It covers some 243 square kilometers (one and half times the size of Washington, DC) with 5,533 citizens. French is the language commonly spoken used by the people in Saint Pierre and Miquelon. This country shares no land borders with another country.

Saint Pierre and Miquelon are a small group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland and Labrador. Like its northern neighbour, Newfoundland, it is a key fishing centre close to the Grand Banks, some of the world's richest fishing grounds. However, as in Newfoundland, the decline in cod stocks has seriously affected the fishery. As a result, tourism is becoming increasingly important to the economy.

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Administrative regions of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

About the country

The landscape is mostly barren rock. The average density of population is about 23 per km². The climate in Saint Pierre and Miquelon can be described as cold and wet, with considerable mist and fog with spring and autumn are often windy. Potential threats by nature are persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard.

To reach someone Saint Pierre and Miquelon dial +508 prior to a number. The local cellular networks are operated on 900 MHz, 4G. Websites typically end with the top level domain ".pm". If you want to bring electric appliances (e.g. battery chaarger), keep in min the local . The sign for the locally used currency Euro is EUR.

A yellow three-masted sailing ship facing the hoist side rides on a blue background with scattered, white, wavy lines under the ship; a continuous black-over-white wavy line divides the ship from the white wavy lines; on the hoist side, a vertical band is divided into three parts: the top part (called ikkurina) is red with a green diagonal cross extending to the corners overlaid by a white cross dividing the rectangle into four sections; the middle part has a white background with an ermine pattern; the third part has a red background with two stylized yellow lions outlined in black, one above the other; these three heraldic arms represent settlement by colonists from the Basque Country (top), Brittany, and Normandy; the blue on the main portion of the flag symbolizes the Atlantic Ocean and the stylized ship represents the Grande Hermine in which Jacques Cartier "discovered" the islands in 1536.

Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

First settled by the French in the early 17th century, the islands represent the sole remaining vestige of France's once vast North American possessions. They attained the status of an overseas collectivity in 2003.

Geography

Area
Total (World Rank: 211) 242sq km
Land (World Rank: 208) 242sq km
Comparative one and half times the size of Washington, DC
Note includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups
Coastline
120
Elevation
Highest point (World Rank: 212) 240m
Agricultural land
Total (World Rank: 197) 8.70%
Arable (World Rank: 124) 8.70%
Map reference
North America
Environment
Issues recent test drilling for oil in waters around Saint Pierre and Miquelon may bring future development that would impact the environment
Hazzards persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard
Location
Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada)
Climate
cold and wet, with considerable mist and fog; spring and autumn are often windy
Terrain
mostly barren rock

People

Population
Total (World Rank: 224) 5,533
Deathrate (World Rank: 42) 0.99%
Birthrate (World Rank: 222) 0.71%
Growthrate (World Rank: 225) -1.10%
Migration rate (World Rank: 171) -0.80%
Fertility rate (World Rank: 184) 1.57%
Median age
Male (World Rank: 5) 45.40
Female (World Rank: 7) 46.30
Age structure
0 14 male (World Rank: 225) 437
0 14 female (World Rank: 225) 409
15 24 male (World Rank: 225) 258
15 24 female (World Rank: 225) 243.00
25 54 male (World Rank: 225) 1,137
25 54 female (World Rank: 225) 1,175
55 64 male (World Rank: 223) 388
55 64 female (World Rank: 224) 361
65 x male (World Rank: 221) 477
65 x female (World Rank: 219) 648
Health
Infant mortality rate (World Rank: 160) 0.66%
Life expectancy total (World Rank: 37) 81years
Life expectancy female (World Rank: 41) 83years
Life expectancy male (World Rank: 33) 78years

Energy

Electricity
Production (World Rank: 206) 45,000,000kWh
Consumption (World Rank: 205) 41,850,000kWh
Source fossil (World Rank: 43) 97.70%
Source renew (World Rank: 111) 2.30%
Refined products
Consumption (World Rank: 206) 630bbl / day
Import (World Rank: 202) 625bbl / day
Carbon footprint
200000

Economy

Gdp
Purchasing power parity (World Rank: 217) 215,300,000USD
Per capita purchasing power parity (World Rank: 54) 34,900USD
Source agriculture (World Rank: 177) 2.00%
Source industry (World Rank: 177) 15.00%
Source service (World Rank: 23) 83.00%
Labourforce
Total (World Rank: 221) 3,194
Products
Industries
  • - fish processing
  • - supply base for fishing fleets
  • - tourism
Agriculture
  • - cattle
  • - fish
  • - pigs
  • - poultry
  • - sheep
  • - vegetables
Exports
  • - animal feed
  • - crustaceans
  • - fish
  • - fish products
  • - fox
  • - mink pelts
  • - mollusks
  • - soybeans
Imports
  • - building materials
  • - clothing
  • - electrical equipment
  • - fuel
  • - machinery
  • - meat

Nation

Budget
Surplus (World Rank: 8) 5% of GDP
National symbol
16th-century sailing ship
Adjective
French
Noun
Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)
Background
First settled by the French in the early 17th century, the islands represent the sole remaining vestige of France's once vast North American possessions. They attained the status of an overseas collectivity in 2003.
Flag description
a yellow three-masted sailing ship facing the hoist side rides on a blue background with scattered, white, wavy lines under the ship; a continuous black-over-white wavy line divides the ship from the white wavy lines; on the hoist side, a vertical band is divided into three parts: the top part (called ikkurina) is red with a green diagonal cross extending to the corners overlaid by a white cross dividing the rectangle into four sections; the middle part has a white background with an ermine pattern; the third part has a red background with two stylized yellow lions outlined in black, one above the other; these three heraldic arms represent settlement by colonists from the Basque Country (top), Brittany, and Normandy; the blue on the main portion of the flag symbolizes the Atlantic Ocean and the stylized ship represents the Grande Hermine in which Jacques Cartier "discovered" the islands in 1536

Communication

Phone
Landline total (World Rank: 202) 4,800
Landline per 100 (World Rank: 2) 80.00
Assessment 0
Internet
Users (World Rank: 213) 4,500
Population (World Rank: 47) 79.50%

Transport

Air
Airports paved (World Rank: 190) 2.00
Road
Total length (World Rank: 214) 117.00
Paved length (World Rank: 175) 80.00
Unpaved length (World Rank: 151) 37.00

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