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Saint Pierre & Miquelon Geography

Saint Pierre and Miquelon    Geography Top of Page
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:  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


Countryfacts Information Courtesy: CIA Worldbook

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