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Saint Pierre and Miquelon (territorial collectivity of France) Geography

    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
    land: 242 sq km
    water: 0 sq km
    note: includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups

    Area—comparative: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC

    Land boundaries: 0 km

    Coastline: 120 km

    Maritime claims:
    exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
    territorial sea: 12 nm

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

    Terrain: mostly barren rock

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

    Natural resources: fish, deepwater ports

    Land use:
    arable land: 13%
    permanent crops: NA%
    permanent pastures: NA%
    forests and woodland: 4%
    other: 83% (1993 est.)

    Irrigated land: NA sq km

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

    Environment—current issues: NA

    Environment—international agreements:
    party to: NA
    signed, but not ratified: NA

    Geography—note: vegetation scanty

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