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Saint Pierre and Miquelon Country Guide

Explore Saint Pierre and Miquelon in North America

Saint Pierre and Miquelon with the capital city Saint-Pierre is located in North America (Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean). It covers some 242 square kilometres (one and half times the size of Washington, DC) with 7,012 citizens.

Interactive map of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

The terrain features mostly barren rock. The average density of population is approximately 29 per km². The notable climate conditions in Saint Pierre and Miquelon can be described as cold and wet, with considerable mist and fog with spring and autumn are often windy. Potential natural disasters are persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard.

To reach someone in Saint Pierre and Miquelon dial +508 prior to a number. There are 4,800 installed telephones. And there are 0 registered mobile phones. The cellular networks commonly support frequencies of 900 MHz. Websites registered in this country end with the top level domain ".pm". If you want to bring electric equipment on your trip (e.g. laptop power supply), note the local power outlet of 220V - 50Hz.

About the flag and history of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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A yellow three-masted sailing ship facing the hoist side rides on a blue background with scattered, white, wavy lines under the ship; a continuous black-over-white wavy line divides the ship from the white wavy lines; on the hoist side, a vertical band is divided into three parts: the top part (called ikkurina) is red with a green diagonal cross extending to the corners overlaid by a white cross dividing the rectangle into four sections; the middle part has a white background with an ermine pattern; the third part has a red background with two stylized yellow lions outlined in black, one above the other; these three heraldic arms represent settlement by colonists from the Basque Country (top), Brittany, and Normandy; the blue on the main portion of the flag symbolizes the Atlantic Ocean and the stylized ship represents the Grande Hermine in which Jacques Cartier "discovered" the islands in 1536 note: the flag of France used for official occasions.

First settled by the French in the early 17th century, the islands represent the sole remaining vestige of France's once vast North American possessions.

National administrative regions of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Geography Quick-Facts

SummaryContinent: North America
Capital: Saint-Pierre
Size242 square kilometers (km² or sqkm) or 93 square miles (mi² or sqmi)
one and half times the size of Washington, DC
CurrencyName Euro, Currency Code:EUR
Country Top Level Domain (cTLD).pm
Telephone Country Prefix+508
Mobile Phone Connections0
Landline Phone Connections4,800

Country Position in World Rankings

Information about single country attributes and how these compare against the rest of the world. The information below is compiled with data from 2013. As such, it may differ a bit to the Information above in the text (which is from 2010).


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Area242 (sq km)214

People and Society

Value nameValueWorld Rank
Population5,774 229
Population growth rate-1.01 (%)230
Birth rate7.79 (births/1,000 population)221
Death rate9.18 (deaths/1,000 population)62
Net migration rate-8.66 (migrant(s)/1,000 population)206
Infant mortality rate7.12 (deaths/1,000 live births)162
Life expectancy at birth80.13 (years)32
Total fertility rate1.55 (children born/woman)182


Value nameValueWorld Rank
GDP (purchasing power parity)215,300,000 219
GDP - per capita (PPP)34,900 42
Labor force3,194 225
Unemployment rate9.90 (%)106
Taxes and other revenues32.50 (% of GDP)80
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)4.60 (% of GDP)15
Inflation rate (consumer prices)4.50 (%)129
Exports6,641,000 216
Imports95,350,000 213


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Electricity - production53,000,000 (kWh)204
Electricity - consumption49,290,000 (kWh)205
Electricity - installed generating capacity27,000 (kW)193
Electricity - from fossil fuels100.00 (% of total installed capacity)34
Refined petroleum products - consumption974 (bbl/day)205
Refined petroleum products - imports584 (bbl/day)200
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy152,600 (Mt)198


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Telephones - main lines in use4,800 211
Internet hosts15 225


Value nameValueWorld Rank
Airports2 209
Roadways117 (km)214

Data based on CIA facts book 2010 & 2013, wikipedia, national statistical offices and their census releases

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