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Saint Pierre and Miquelon


    • Affiliation:
      (territorial collectivity of France)

    • Location:
      Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada)

    • Map references:
      North America

    • Area:

        total area:
        242 sq km

        land area:
        242 sq km

        comparative area:
        slightly less than 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

        note:
        includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups

    • Land boundaries:
      0 km

    • Coastline:
      120 km

    • Maritime claims:

        exclusive economic zone:
        200 nm

        territorial sea:
        12 nm

    • International disputes:
      focus of maritime boundary dispute between Canada and France

    • Climate:
      cold and wet, with much mist and fog; spring and autumn are windy

    • Terrain:
      mostly barren rock

    • Natural resources:
      fish, deepwater ports

    • Land use:

        arable land:
        13%

        permanent crops:
        0%

        meadows and pastures:
        0%

        forest and woodland:
        4%

        other:
        83%

    • Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

    • Environment:

        current issues:
        NA

        natural hazards:
        persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard

        international agreements:
        NA

    • Note:
      vegetation scanty






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