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Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Location:
Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada)

Geographic coordinates:
46 50 N, 56 20 W

Map references:
North America

Area:
total: 242 sq km
[see also: Area - total country ranks ]
land: 242 sq km
[see also: Area - land country ranks ]
water: 0 sq km
[see also: Area - water country ranks ]
note: includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups
country comparison to the world: 214

Area - comparative:
one and half times the size of Washington, DC

Land boundaries:
0 km

Coastline:
120 km
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Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - territorial sea country ranks ]
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
[see also: Maritime claims - exclusive economic zone country ranks ]

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

Terrain:
mostly barren rock

Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
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elevation extremes: lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m highest point: Morne de la Grande Montagne 240 m

Natural resources:
fish, deepwater ports

Land use:
agricultural land: 8.7% arable land 8.7%; permanent crops 0%; permanent pasture 0%
[see also: Land use - agricultural land country ranks ]
forest: 12.5%
[see also: Land use - forest country ranks ]
other: 78.8% (2011 est.)
[see also: Land use - other country ranks ]

Irrigated land:
0 sq km (2012)
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Population - distribution:
most of the population is found on Saint Pierre Island; a small settlement is located on the north end of Miquelon Island

Natural hazards:
persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard

Environment - current issues:
recent test drilling for oil in waters around Saint Pierre and Miquelon may bring future development that would impact the environment

Geography - note:
vegetation scanty; the islands are actually part of the northern Appalachians along with Newfoundland

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Saint Pierre and Miquelon on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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