map of Saint Pierre and Miquelon SAINT PIERRE and MIQUELON

general data of the country


 
General useful information
 
Note: some data are of constant value, while other are due to changes, fluctuations etc.
 
Nation and population
official name (short form): Saint-Pierre et Miquelon
country code ISO: PM //; - FIPS: SB
location: Northwest Atlantic Ocean
time zone: -3 UT* [*= applying daylight saving time]
surface (land) area: 242 sq.km = 93 sq.mi //; - area incl. inland waters: sq.km = sq.mi
geographical position in extreme co-ordinates: North/South: 47° N / East/West: 57° N
borders (land): none
borders (coastline): Atlantic Ocean
climate: maritime (cool and humid)
Government
independent since: not yet
type of government: territorial collectivity [1985], claimed since 1604 by France
capital: Saint-Pierre
administrative division: commune (2), which are equal to both islands
Population
population according to the latest census (1999): 6,316
total population according to the estimate of midyear 2000: 6,896 /-; 2001: 6,928
population density: 28,5 per sq.km = 74 per sq.mi
population growth: 0,4% //; - doubling time: not applicable, exceeds 100 years
birth rate: 9 per 1000
death rate: 6 per 1000
fertility rate: 1 child per female
maternal mortality: per 100,000
infant mortality (1-4 years): 10 per 1000
life expectancy: 76 years (male: 75; female: 78)
age breakdown: 0-14 years: % //; - 15-59 years: % //; - 60+ years: %
urbanisation: 89% //; - urbanisation growth: %
percentage of urban population in the greatest city: 100%
Ethnic composition, language, religion
ethnic groups: Europeans of Basque and Breton descent
languages: French
religious affiliation: Roman Catholic 98%
Health
daily food intake: calories per capita
population with access to safe water: %
people per physician:
people per hospital bed:
Education, literacy
school enrolment: primary education 6-11 years: %
school enrolment: secondary education: %
school enrolment: tertiary education 20-24 years: %
adult literacy: 99% (male: %; female: %)
 
Economy and infrastructure
 
Economy and trade
currency: Euro = 100 cents (until 2002: French franc)
annual inflation rate: %
population below poverty line: %
Gross Domestic Product: USD per capita
GNI USD per capita //; - [ppp: ]
GDP growth: %
income: USD 9500 per capita
import: USD 400 per capita //; - export: USD 100 per capita
trade: USD 17000 per capita //; - or % of GDP
trade partners: CA FR EU US
human development index: //; - position of the country in the world no.:
female labour force: %
unemployment: %
tourism: 0,012 million
Economic activities in agriculture, fisheries, industry, mining, services, energy
land use: arable land: 13% //; - grass land: 4% //; - wooded area: 4% //; - arid land and desert: %
agriculture: labour force: % //; - part of agriculture in GDP: %
agricultural products: predominantly fish
livestock (1000s): asses: / buffaloes: / camels: / cattle: / goats: / horses: / mules: / pigs: / poultry: / sheep:
fish catch: 5892 metric tonnes
industry: labour force: % //; - part of industry in GDP: %
industrial products: fish processing
mining products: none
CO2 emission per capita:
services: labour force: % //; - part of services in GDP: %
energy use (kg per capita):
electricity use (per capita):
annual water use (per capita):
Traffic, communication
road network: ? km //; - of which paved: % //; - of which are motorways: 0 km
vehicles: 570 per 1000
railways: 0 km //; - railways passenger/km: -
navigable inland waterways: 0 km
ownership telephone: per 1000
ownership radio receivers: 900 per 1000
ownership tv-sets: 600 per 1000
newspaper circulation: per 1000
persons per post office:
personal computers: per 1000
 
Some physical landmarks
 
mountains: a (nameless?) hill of 240m as highest elevation is shown on maps
lowest point: sea level
lakes (natural): none, or unknown
lakes (artificial reservoirs): none, or unknown
lakes (deepest): unknown
rivers: none, or unknown
canals: none, or unknown
waterfalls: none, or unknown
caves: longest system: none, or unknown / deepest:
islands: see the separate file of the adminstrative division (islands and the urban settlement)
deserts: none
other natural features:
 
Additional remarks, especially on the statistical information
 
other important features:
apart from physical landmarks most of the above figures are changeable, in most cases they date from the 1990's
discovered 1520-10-21 by the Portuguese Joas Alvarez Fagundes. In 1536 taken for France by Jacques Cartier
primary sources used for the general information:
BB CA EV PW WA WB WR, and some national statistical yearbooks
particulars concerning population data:
 

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