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SAINT PIERRE AND MIQUELON
 
   
   
 

Saint Pierre and Miquelon Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
~ conventional short form: Saint Pierre and Miquelon
~ local long form: Departement de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
~ local short form: Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
 
Area: 242 sq km
Coastline: 120 km
Highest point: Morne de la Grande Montagne 240 m
Population: 7,012
Density: 28/km2
Population growth rate: 0.21%
Official Language: French
Religions: Roman Catholic 99%
Government type: self-governing territorial collectivity of France
Capital: Kingstown
GDP - per capita: $7,000
Inflation rate: 2.1%
Currency (code): euro (EUR)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: F
ISO CODE Alpha2: PM
ISO CODE Alpha3: SPM
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 666
Calling code: +508
Internet country code: .pm
Time Zone: - 3.0 H

 
 
 
 

Saint Pierre and Miquelon invites you to discover the extraordinary wilderness and feel the beauty of the nature whisper across your heart. With dazzling French language, culture and traditions around, enjoy a spectacular view of the ocean with soft flapping sounds of cod fins. Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a tranquil island destination tucked away in the northern fringes of the North American continent. Located off the eastern coast of Canada near Newfoundland, it is the sole remnant of the French colonial empire in North America.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon has been an ancient hub of Paleoeskimo or Dorset culture that existed around 3000 BC. Alternatively known as the 'Eleven Thousand Virgins' or the 'Islands of Saint-Pierre', it was first discovered by Portuguese explorer João Álvares Fagundes in 1521. French forces occupied Saint Pierre and Miquelon in early seventeenth century and remained so except some brief attacks from American and British forces. In 1985, the islands gained the privilege of being a territory with special status of France. A conglomeration of nine small islands, Saint Pierre and Miquelon rests within the North Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of St. Lawrence. Fishing is the mainstay for the economy of this place as codfishes are available in abundance here.

 



 

 

 
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