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World > North America > Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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   Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Introduction:
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.


Official name: Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Capital: name: Saint-Pierre
geographic coordinates: 46 46 N, 56 11 W
time difference: UTC-3 (2 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in November
Government type: NA
Population: 7,036 (July 2007 est.)
Languages: French (official)
Official Currency: Euro (EUR)

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Currency code: EUR
Area: total: 242 sq km
land: 242 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups
Climate: cold and wet, with much mist and fog; spring and autumn are windy


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