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Learn more about Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
Flag of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Population: 6,995 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Saint-Pierre
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An Introduction to Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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.

Saint Pierre and Miquelon map

Map of Saint Pierre and Miquelon ( Location ) : 46 50 N, 56 20 W, Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada). For additional reports and educational information specific to Saint Pierre and Miquelon, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The French Flag
A yellow sailing ship facing the hoist side rides on a dark blue background with yellow wavy lines under the ship; on the hoist side, a vertical band is divided into three parts: the top part (called ikkurina) is red with a green diagonal cross extending to the corners overlaid by a white cross dividing the rectangle into four sections; the middle part has a white background with an ermine pattern; the third part has a red background with two stylized yellow lions outlined in black, one above the other; these three heraldic arms represent settlement by colonists from the Basque Country (top), Brittany, and Normandy; the flag of France is used for official occasions.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Saint Pierre and Miquelon.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 0.26%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 75.97 yrs - Male
    • 80.7 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 4,800 (2002)

Televisions:
    • 4,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 4,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .pm

Did you know ... People from Saint Pierre and Miquelon are called French
 

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Data Source: Central Intelligence Agency 2004 World Factbook