Saint Pierre and Miquelon facts
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
|Motto: "A Mare Labor"
"From the Sea, Work"
and largest city
|-||President of France||François Hollande|
|-||President of the Territorial Council||Stéphane Artano|
|Overseas collectivity of France|
|-||Ceded by the UK||30 May 1814|
|-||Overseas territory||27 October 1946|
|-||Overseas department||17 July 1976|
|-||Territorial collectivity||11 June 1985|
|-||Overseas collectivity||28 March 2003|
|-||Total||242 km2 (214th)
93 sq mi
|-||2011 estimate||5,774 (227th)|
|GDP (PPP)||2004 estimate|
|Currency||Euro (€) (EUR)|
|observes North American DST|
|ISO 3166 code||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.
Saint-Pierre aerial photo, 2013. Saint-Pierre Airport is at the lower right. Original photo has extensive annotations.
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