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    St. Pierre and Miquelon Geography - 1989

      Total area: 242 km2
      land area: 242 km2
      includes eight small islands in the St. Pierre and the Miquelon groups

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

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 120 km

      Maritime claims: @m5Contiguous zone: 12 nm
      @m5Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation
      @m5Extended economic zone: 200 nm
      @m5Territorial sea: 12 nm

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

      Terrain: mostly barren rock

      Natural Resources: fish, deep-water ports

      Land use: 13% arable land; 0% permanent crops; 0% meadows and pastures; 4% forest and woodland; 83% other

      Environment: vegetation scanty

      Note: located 25 km south of Newfoundland, Canada, in the North Atlantic Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding St. Pierre and Miquelon on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of St. Pierre and Miquelon Geography 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about St. Pierre and Miquelon Geography 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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