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    Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography - 2004

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

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

      Land boundaries:
      0 km

      120 km

      Maritime claims - as described in UNCLOS 1982 (see Notes and Definitions):
      territorial sea: 12 NM
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM

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

      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: 13.04%
      permanent crops: 0%
      other: 86.96% (1998 est.)

      Irrigated land:
      NA sq km

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

      Environment - current issues:
      recent test drilling for oil in waters around Saint Pierre and Miquelon may bring future development that would impact the environment

      Geography - note:
      vegetation scanty

      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Pierre and Miquelon on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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