Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon est depuis 1985, une collectivité territoriale à statut particulier, au sein de la République française et de l'Union européenne. Ce minuscule archipel est situé à l’est du Canada, à 25 km au sud de l’île et de la province de Terre-Neuve.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon is an overseas collectivity and a constituent part of the French Republic, consisting of several small islands off the eastern coast of ► Canada near Newfoundland. It is the only remnant of the former colonial territory of New France. The island of Saint-Pierre is surrounded by smaller dependencies which include the island of Grand Colombier, Petit Colombier, Île aux Marins (formally known as Île aux Chiens), Île aux Pigeons and Île aux Vainqueurs. The total area of the islands is 93.4 square miles (242 km²). They have a coastline which is 74.5 miles (120 km) long. The island of Miquelon is roughly 15.8 miles from the coast of Newfoundland at their closest points. However, there is also a small island with a lighthouse belonging to Newfoundland called Green Island that is located between Langlade and Saint-Pierre.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Overseas Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Overseas collectivity and constituent part of the French Republic (French since 1814)
Map of Saint Pierre and Miquelon's exclusive economic zone
Simulated view of the islands by NASA
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