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Overview of Saint Pierre and Miquelon


The Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a group of small French islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, the main islands being Saint Pierre and Miquelon, south of the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The islands are as close as 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) from Green Island, part of Newfoundland.


Capital and largest city: Saint-Pierre

Official language: French

Ethnic groups: Basque, Bretons, Normands (French fishermen)

Dependent territory
- President of France Nicolas Sarkozy
- President of the Territorial Council Stéphane Artano
- Prefect Jean-Régis Borius

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 (208th)
- Water (%) negligible

- July 2009 estimate 7,063[1] (227th)
- January 2006 census 6,125
- Density 29.1/km2 (188th)

Currency: Euro (?), Canadian Dollar (Unofficial) (EUR (CAD))

Time zone: PMST (UTC-3)
- Summer (DST) PMDT (UTC-2)

Internet TLD: .pm

Calling code: +508