Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Motto: "A Mare Labor"
"From the Sea, Work"
Capital
and largest city
Saint-Pierre
46°47′N 56°10′W / 46.783°N 56.167°W / 46.783; -56.167
Official languages French
Demonym Saint-Pierrais
Miquelonnais
Government Overseas collectivity
 -  President of France François Hollande
 -  Prefect Patrice Latron
 -  President of the Territorial Council Stéphane Artano
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 
Area
 -  Total 242 km2 (214th)
93 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) negligible
Population
 -  2011 estimate 5,774[1] (227th)
 -  2009 census 6,345[2]
 -  Density 24.3/km2 (188th)
62.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2004 estimate
 -  Total €161.131 million[3]
 -  Per capita €26,073[3]
Currency Euro () (EUR)
Time zone (UTC−3)
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC−2)
observes North American DST
Calling code +508
ISO 3166 code PM
Internet TLD .pm

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon (French Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon) 46°47′N 56°12′W is a French overseas collectivity. It is made up of several small islands. Those islands are near the eastern coast of Canada. They are close to Newfoundland. It is the only thing left of the former colonial territory of New France.

Communes[change | edit source]

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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