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Background: 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.
 
 
Common Name: Saint Pierre And Miquelon Local Official Name: Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Abbreviated Name: Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Official Name: Departement de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
Official Script Name: Saint Pierre and Miquelon Local Common Name: Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Former Name: Saint Pierre and Miquelon Territory of: France
 
Head of State: President Jacques CHIRAC of France
 
Government Type: self-governing territorial collectivity of France
 
Independence: none (territorial collectivity of France; has been under French control since 1763)
 
Constitution: 1958 September 28 (French Constitution)
 
National Holiday: Bastille Day, 14 July
 
International Organization Participation: UPU, WFTU
 
Administrative Divisions: none (territorial collectivity of France); note - there are no first-order administrative divisions as defined by the US Government, but there are two communes - Saint Pierre, Miquelon at the second order
 
Dependent Areas: NA
 
Legal System: French law with special adaptations for local conditions, such as housing and taxation
 
Suffrage: 18 years of age years
 
Executive, Legislative and Judicial Branches: Executive Branch: chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Yves FAUQUEUR (since 28 August 2006) head of government: President of the General Council Marc PLANTAGENEST (since NA) cabinet: NA elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; election last held, 21 April 2002 (first round) and 5 May 2002 (second round) (next to be held in 2007); prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; president of the General Council is elected by the members of the council Legislative Branch: unicameral General Council or Conseil General (19 seats - 15 from Saint Pierre and 4 from Miquelon; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-year terms) elections: elections last held 19 and 26 March 2000 (next to be held in April 2006) election results: percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - PS 12, PRG 2, UDF-RPR 5 note: Saint Pierre and Miquelon elect 1 seat to the French Senate; elections last held 26 September 2004 (next to be held in September 2013); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UMP 1; Saint Pierre and Miquelon also elects 1 seat to the French National Assembly; elections last held, first round - 9 June 2002, second round - 16 June 2002 (next to be held NA 2007); results - percent of vote by party - NA; seats by party - UDF 1 Judicial Branch: Superior Tribunal of Appeals or Tribunal Superieur d'Appel
 
Party Leaders: Left Radical Party or PRG; Rassemblement pour la Republique or RPR (now UMP); Socialist Party or PS; Union pour la Democratie Francaise or UDF
 
International Disputes: NA
 
Illicit Drugs: NA 
 
 
 FRENCH GEOGRAPHY
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Location of Saint Pierre And Miquelon: Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada)
 
Continent: North America Land Area Total: 242 sq km 
Region: Caribbean Land Area Land: 242 sq km
Capitol City: Saint-Pierre Land Area Water: 0 sq km
      
Latitude: 046 50 N Border Boundary Land: 0 km
Longitude: 056 20 W Border Boundary Coastline: 120 km 
  
Arable Land: 12.50 % Pastures: 0.00 %
Crops: 0.00 % Woodlands and Forests: 0.00
  
Highest Elevation: 240 m Location: Morne de la Grande Montagne
Lowest Elevation: 0 m Location: Atlantic Ocean
  
Largest City in Saint Pierre And Miquelon: Largest City Population: 0
  
Threatened Species: 0
 
Environmental Issues: recent test drilling for oil in waters around Saint Pierre and Miquelon may bring future development that would impact the environment
 
Environmental Agreements: NA
 
Irrigated Land: 0
 
Bordering Countries: NA
 
Natural Resources: fish, deepwater ports
 
Geographical Terrain: mostly barren rock
 
Comparative Area of Saint Pierre And Miquelon: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
 
Saint Pierre And Miquelon's Geography: vegetation scanty
 

 FRENCH CLIMATE
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General Climate: cold and wet, with much mist and fog; spring and autumn are windy
 
Natural Hazards: persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard
 
 
 FRENCH ECONOMY
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Economic Overview: The inhabitants have traditionally earned their livelihood by fishing and by servicing fishing fleets operating off the coast of Newfoundland. The economy has been declining, however, because of disputes with Canada over fishing quotas and a steady decline in the number of ships stopping at Saint Pierre. In 1992, an arbitration panel awarded the islands an exclusive economic zone of 12,348 sq km to settle a longstanding territorial dispute with Canada, although it represents only 25% of what France had sought. The islands are heavily subsidized by France to the great betterment of living standards. The government hopes an expansion of tourism will boost economic prospects. Recent test drilling for oil may pave the way for development of the energy sector.
 
 
GDP: $48,300,000 USD Currency: euro
GDP per Capita: $7,000 USD Currency Code: EUR
GDP Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
Currency Exchange Rate History: euros per US dollar - 0.8041 (2005), 0.8054 (2004), 0.886 (2003), 1.0626 (2002), 1.1175 (2001)
  
  
GDP of Agriculture: 0.00 % GDP of Industry: 0.00 %
GDP of Services: 0.00 %  
   
Inflation Rate: 2.10 % Population in Poverty: 0.00 %
Unemployment Rate: 10.30 % Tourism: 0.00 visitors each year
   
Consumption by lowest 10%: 0.00 % Budget Revenue in USD: $70,000,000 USD
Consumption by upper 10%: 0.00 % Budget Expenditures in USD: $60,000,000 USD
   
Electricity Production: 44,150,000 kWh Electricity Exports: 0 kWh
Electricity Consumption: 41,060,000 kWh Electricity Imports: 0 kWh

Electricity Production by Source:
 
Fossil Fuel Electricity Production: 100.00% Nuclear Electricity Production: 0.00%
Hydro Electricity Production: 0.00% Other Electricity Production: 0.00%
   
Oil Production: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Production: 0 cu m
Oil Consumption: 480 barrels per day Natural Gas Consumption: 0 cu m
Oil Exports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Exports: 0 cu m
Oil Imports: 0 barrels per day Natural Gas Imports: 0 cu m
Proven Oil Reserves: 0 barrels Proven Natural Gas Reserves: 0 cu m
   
External Debt: $0 USD Received in economic aid: $60,000,000 USD
  Donated in economic aid: $0 USD
   
Agricultural Products: vegetables; poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs; fish
 
Primary Industries: fish processing and supply base for fishing fleets; tourism
 
Industrial Growth Rate: 0.00 %
  
  
Import Amount in USD: $70,000,000 USD - meat, clothing, fuel, electrical equipment, machinery, building materials
 
Import Partners: France 51.3%, Canada 31.8%, Belgium 4.1%
 
Export Amount in USD: $7,000,000 USD - fish and fish products, soybeans, animal feed, mollusks and crustaceans, fox and mink pelts
 
Export Partners: Spain 33.6%, Belgium 21.8%, India 18.3%, France 9.4%, US 7.5%
 
    
GINI Index: 0.00%
 
Labor Force Number of People: 3,261
 
Labor Force by Occupations: fishing 18%, industry 41%, services 41%
 
  
 FRENCH COMMUNICATIONS
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Radio Broadcast Stations: 5 Number of People with Radios: 4,000
Television Broadcast Stations: 0 Number of People with Televisions: 4,000
Number of People with Mainline Telephones: 4,800 Number of People with Mobile Phones: 0
 
Internet Service Providers: 0 Internet Users: 0
 
Internet Country Code: .pm Newspapers: 0
Two Letter Country Code: SB Weights and Measures:
Phone Country Code: 508 Electricity Voltage: Volts
  
Telephone Systems: general assessment: adequate domestic: NA international: country code - 508; radiotelephone communication with most countries in the world; 1 earth station in French domestic satellite system
 
  
 FRENCH TRANSPORTATION
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Highways: 69 km Railways: 0 km
Gas And Oil Pipelines: 0 km Waterways: 0 km
Airports: 2 Heliports: 0
 
Motor Vehicles: 0 per 1,000 people CO2 Emissions: 0 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  Per capita CO2 emissions: 0.00 Metric Tons of CO2 per year
  
Merchant Marines: NA
 
Ports and Harbors: Saint Pierre
 
  
 FRENCH PEOPLE
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Population: 7,026 people type - nationality Birth Rate: 13.52 births per 1,000 people
Population Density: 0.00 people per sq km Death Rate: 6.83 deaths per 1,000 people
Population Growth: 0.17% per year Fertility Rate per Women: 2.01 babies born per woman
 
Population Male 0-14: 843 Population Female 0-14: 807
Population Male 15-64: 2,342 Population Female 15-64: 2,272
Population Male 65+: 348 Population Female 65+: 414
 
Population 0-14: 23.50% Literacy Rate: 99.00%
Population 15-64: 65.70% Literacy rate of Males: 99.00%
Population 65+: 10.80% Literacy rate of Females: 99.00%
 
Population that is Male: 53.50 % Population that is Female: 46.50%
Life expectancy at birth in years: 78.61 years Infant mortality rate - baby deaths per 1000 births: 7.38 Babies die per 1,000 births
Life expectancy at birth for Males: 76.27 years Life expectancy at birth for Females: 81.06 years
 
Rate of AIDS/HIV infection: 0.00% Number of people living with AIDS or HIV: 0
Number of people who died of AIDS: 0
   
Disease Risk:
 
Diseases:
 
Net Migration Rate per 1,000 people: -4.98
 
Nationality: FRENCH
 
Ethnic Groups: Basques and Bretons (French fishermen) 
 
  
Primary Language: French
 
Other Languages: French
 
 
Primary Religion: Roman Catholic
 
Other Religions: Roman Catholic 99%
 
  
 FRENCH MILITARY
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Branches: defense is the responsibility of France
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: NA years
 
Manpower Available: 0 People
 
Manpower Fit to Serve: 0 People
 
Amount of Manpower Available each Year: 0 People per year
 
Expenditures: $0 USD per year
 
Expenditures as a Percentage of GDP: 0.00
 
 
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