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Overseas Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Collectivité d'outre-mer de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon  (French)
Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Flag
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
Status Overseas collectivity
Capital
and largest city
Saint-Pierre
46°49′30″N 56°16′30″W / 46.82500°N 56.27500°W / 46.82500; -56.27500Coordinates: 46°49′30″N 56°16′30″W / 46.82500°N 56.27500°W / 46.82500; -56.27500
Official languages French
Demonym(s) Saint-Pierrais
Miquelonnais
Pierrian
Sovereign state France
Government Overseas collectivity
Emmanuel Macron
• Prefect
Thierry Devimeux
• President of the Territorial Council
Stéphane Lenormand
Legislature Territorial Council
Overseas collectivity of France
30 May 1814
• Overseas territory
27 October 1946
17 July 1976
11 June 1985
28 March 2003
Area
• Total
242 km2 (93 sq mi) (unranked)
• Water (%)
negligible
Population
• March 2016 census
6,008
• Density
25/km2 (64.7/sq mi) (188th)
GDP (PPP) 2004 estimate
• Total
€161.131 million
• Per capita
€26,073
Currency Euro (€)
unofficially: Canadian dollar ($) (EUR CAD)
Time zone UTC−3
• Summer (DST)
UTC−2
observes North American DST
Driving side right
Calling code +508
ISO 3166 code PM
Internet TLD .pm

Saint Pierre and Miquelon (French Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon) is a French overseas collectivity. It is made up of several small islands. They are close to Newfoundland on the eastern coast of Canada. It is the only remaining bit of the former French colonial empire territory of New France.

Communes

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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