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Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

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

Geographic coordinates:
46 50 N, 56 20 W

Map references:
North America

Area:
total: 242 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 242 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
note: includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups
country comparison to the world: 214

Area - comparative:
one and half times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km
[see also: Land boundaries country ranks ]

Coastline:
120 km
[see also: Coastline country ranks ]

Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm

Climate:
cold and wet, with considerable mist and fog; spring and autumn are often windy

Terrain:
mostly barren rock

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
[see also: Mean Elevation country ranks ]
elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Morne de la Grande Montagne 240 m

Natural resources:
fish, deepwater ports

Land use:
agricultural land: 8.7% arable land 8.7%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 12.5%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 78.8% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
[see also: Irrigated land country ranks ]

Population - distribution:
most of the population is found on Saint Pierre Island; a small settlement is located on the north end of Miquelon Island

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

Environment - current issues:
recent test drilling for oil in waters around Saint Pierre and Miquelon may bring future development that would impact the environment

Geography - note:
vegetation scanty; the islands are actually part of the northern Appalachians along with Newfoundland

NOTE: The information regarding Saint Pierre and Miquelon on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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