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Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Coat of arms of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Coat of arms
Motto: "A Mare Labor"
"From the Sea, Work"
Location of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
and largest city
Official languages French
Demonym(s) Saint-Pierrais
Government Overseas collectivity
François Hollande
• Prefect
Patrice Latron
• President of the Territorial Council
Stéphane Artano
Overseas collectivity of France
30 May 1814
• Overseas territory
27 October 1946
17 July 1976
• Territorial collectivity
11 June 1985
28 March 2003
• Total
242 km2 (93 sq mi) (214th)
• Water (%)
• 2011 estimate
5,774 (227th)
• 2009 census
• Density
24.3/km2 (62.9/sq mi) (188th)
GDP (PPP) 2004 estimate
• Total
€161.131 million
• Per capita
Currency Euro () (EUR)
Time zone UTC−3
• Summer (DST)
observes North American DST
Calling code +508
ISO 3166 code PM
Internet TLD .pm

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (French Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon) 46°47′N 56°12′W is a French overseas collectivity. It is made up of several small islands. Those islands are near the eastern coast of Canada. They are close to Newfoundland. It is the only thing left of the former colonial territory of New France.


The communes are:

Historically L'Île-aux-Marins was a separate commune. Then in 1945 it was added into the commune of Saint-Pierre.

In each commune there are settlements Miquelon, Miquelon-Langlade and Saint-Pierre, Saint-Pierre.

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