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Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Saint Pierre and Miquelon Population: 7,044
BackgroundFirst settled by the French in the rly 17th century, the islands represent the sole remaining vestige of France's once vast North American possessions.Map data ©2009 Europa Technologies - Terms of Use
GeographyVegetation scanty.Loion:Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocn, south of Newfoundland (Canada)Geographic coordinates:46 50 N, 56 20 WAr:total: 242 sq km
land: 242 sq km
water: 0 sq km
note: includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groupsSize comparison: 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
Land Boundaries:0 kmCoastline:120 kmMaritime claims:territorial s: 12 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nmClimate:cold and wet, with much mist and fog; spring and autumn are windyTerrain:mostly barren rockElevation extremes:lowest point: Atlantic Ocn 0 m
highest point: Morne de la Grande Montagne 240 mNatural resources:fish, deepwater portsLand use:arable land: 12.5%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 87.5% (2005)Irrigated land:NANatural hazards:persistent fog throughout the yr can be a maritime hazardCurrent Environment Issues:recent test drilling for oil in waters around Saint Pierre and Miquelon may bring future development that would impact the environment
PeoplePopulation:7,044 (July 2008 est.)Age structure:0-14 yrs: 22.4% (male 806/female 772)
15-64 yrs: 66.3% (male 2,370/female 2,301)
65 yrs and over: 11.3% (male 366/female 429) (2008 est.)Median age:total: 34.9 yrs
male: 34.3 yrs
female: 35.3 yrs (2008 est.)Population growth rate:0.114% (2008 est.)Birth rate:12.92 births/1,000 population (2008 est.)Dth rate:6.81 dths/1,000 population (2008 est.)Net migration rate:-4.97 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2008 est.)Sex ratio:at birth: 1.07 male(s)/female
under 15 yrs: 1.04 male(s)/female
15-64 yrs: 1.03 male(s)/female
65 yrs and over: 0.85 male(s)/female
total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2008 est.)Infant mortality rate:total: 7.04 dths/1,000 live births
male: 8.06 dths/1,000 live births
female: 5.96 dths/1,000 live births (2008 est.)Life expectancy at birth:total population: 78.91 yrs
male: 76.55 yrs
female: 81.4 yrs (2008 est.)Total fertility rate:1.98 children born/woman (2008 est.)HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:NAHIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:NAHIV/AIDS - dths:NANationality:noun: Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)
adjective: FrenchEthnic groups:Basques and Bretons (French fishermen)Religions:Roman holic 99%, other 1%Languages:French (official)Literacy:definition: age 15 and over can rd and write
total population: 99%
male: 99%
female: 99% (1982 est.)
GovernmentCountry name:conventional long form: Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
conventional short form: Saint Pierre and Miquelon
local long form: Departement de Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
local short form: Saint-Pierre et MiquelonGovernment type:NACapital:name: Saint-Pierre
geographic coordinates: 46 46 N, 56 11 W
time difference: UTC-3 (2 hours ahd of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
daylight saving time: +1hr, begins second Sunday in March; ends first Sunday in NovemberAdministrative divisions:none (territorial overss 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 orderIndependence:none (territorial collectivity of France; has been under French control since 1763)National holiday:Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)Constitution:4 October 1958 (French Constitution)Legal system:the laws of France, where applicable, applySuffrage:18 yrs of age; universalExecutive branch:chief of state: President Nicolas SARKOZY (since 16 May 2007); represented by Prefect Jn-Pierre BERCOT (since 28 July 2008)
hd of government: President of the Territorial Council Stephane ARTANO (since 21 February 2007)
cabinet: NA
elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-yr term; election last held 6 May 2007 (next to be held in 2012); prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of Interior; president of the Territorial Council is elected by the members of the councilLegislative branch:unicameral Territorial Council or Conseil Territorial (19 sts, 15 from Saint Pierre and four from Miquelon; members are elected by popular vote to serve six-yr terms)
elections: elections last held 19 and 26 in March 2006 (next to be held in March 2012)
election results: percent of vote by party - NA; sts by party - AD 16, Cap sur l'Avenir 2, SPM 2000/AM 1
note: Saint Pierre and Miquelon elect one st to the French Senate; elections last held 21 September 2008 (next to be held in September 2014); results - percent of vote by party - NA; sts by party - UMP 1; Saint Pierre and Miquelon also elects one st to the French National Assembly; elections last held, first round - 10 June 2007, second round - 17 June 2007 (next to be held in 2012); results - percent of vote by party - NA; sts by party - Left Radical Party 1Judicial branch:Superior Tribunal of Appls or Tribunal Superieur d'AppelPolitical parties and lders:Archipelago Tomorrow or AD affiliated with UDF/RPR list; Cap sur l'Avenir affiliated with PRG; Left Radical Party or PRG; Rassemblement pour la Republique or RPR (now UMP); Saint Pierre and Miquelon 2000/Avenir Miquelon or SPM 2000/AM; Socialist Party or PS; Union pour la Democratie Francaise or UDFPolitical pressure groups and lders:NAInternational organization participation:UPU, WFTUDiplomatic representation in the US:none (territorial overss collectivity of France)Diplomatic representation from the US:none (territorial overss collectivity of France)
EconomyThe inhabitants have traditionally rned 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 stdy decline in the 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. France hvily subsidizes the islands to the grt betterment of living standards. The government hopes an expansion of tourism will boost economic prospects. Fish farming, crab fishing, and agriculture are being developed to diversify the local economy. Recent test drilling for oil may pave the way for development of the energy sector.GDP (purchasing power parity):$48.3 million note: supplemented by annual payments from France of about $60 million (2003 est.)GDP (official exchange rate):$NAGDP - rl growth rate:NA%GDP - per capita (PPP):$7,000 (2001 est.)GDP - composition by sector:agriculture: NA%
industry: NA%
services: NA%Labor force:3,450 (2005)Labor force - by occupation:agriculture: 18%
industry: 41%
services: 41% (1996 est.)Unemployment rate:10.3% (1999)Population below poverty line:NA%Household income or consumption by percentage share:lowest 10%: NA%
highest 10%: NA%Inflation rate (consumer prices):8.1% (2005)Budget:revenues: $70 million
expenditures: $60 million (1996 est.)Agriculture - products:
Industries:fish processing and supply base for fishing fleets; tourismIndustrial production growth rate:
Electricity - production:53 million kWh (2006 est.)Electricity - consumption:49.29 million kWh (2006 est.)Electricity - exports:0 kWh (2007 est.)Electricity - imports:0 kWh (2007 est.)Oil - production:0 bbl/day (2007 est.)Oil - consumption:560 bbl/day (2006 est.)Oil - exports:0 bbl/day (2005)Oil - imports:556.8 bbl/day (2005)Oil - proved reserves:0 bbl (1 January 2006 est.)Natural gas - production:0 cu m (2007 est.)Natural gas - consumption:0 cu m (2007 est.)Natural gas - exports:0 cu m (2007 est.)Natural gas - imports:0 cu m (2007 est.)Natural gas - proved reserves:0 cu m (1 January 2006 est.)Exports:$5.5 million f.o.b. (2005 est.)Exports - commodities:fish and fish products, soybns, animal feed, mollusks and crustacns, fox and mink peltsImports:$68.2 million f.o.b. (2005 est.)Imports - commodities:mt, clothing, fuel, electrical equipment, machinery, building materialsDebt - external:$NACurrency ():euro (EUR)Exchange rates:euros (EUR) per US dollar - 0.6734 (2008 est.), 0.7345 (2007), 0.7964 (2006), 0.8041 (2005), 0.8054 (2004)Fiscal yr:calendar yr
CommuniionsTele in use:4,800 (2002)Cellular in use:
Telephone system:eral assessment: adequate
domestic: NA
international: country - 508; radiotelephone communiion with most countries in the world; satellite rth station - 1 in French domestic satellite systemRadio broadcast stations:AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 0 (1998)Television broadcast stations:0 (2 repters rebroadcast programs from France, Canada, and the US) (1997)Internet country :.pmInternet hosts:0 (2008)Internet users:NA
TransportationAirports:2 (2007)Airports (paved runways):total: 2
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2007)Roadways:total: 117 km
paved: 80 km
unpaved: 37 km (2000)Ports and terminals:Saint-Pierre
MilitaryDefense is the responsibility of France

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