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    Saint Pierre and Miquelon (territorial collectivity of France) Geography 2000

      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

      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: 0%
      permanent pastures: 0%
      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

      Geography - note: vegetation scanty

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