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    St. Pierre and Miquelon Geography - 1990

      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:

      Contiguous zone: 12 nm;

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Disputes: focus of maritime boundary dispute between Canada and France

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

      Terrain: mostly barren rock

      Natural resources: fish, deepwater 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 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of St. Pierre and Miquelon Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about St. Pierre and Miquelon Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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