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 Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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
Age structure 0-14 years: 24% (male 861/female 825)

15-64 years: 65.3% (male 2,330/female 2,251)

65 years and over: 10.6% (male 335/female 410) (2005 est.)
Agriculture - products vegetables; poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs; fish
Airports 2 (2004 est.)
Airports - with paved runways total: 2

1,524 to 2,437 m: 1

914 to 1,523 m: 1 (2004 est.)
Area total: 242 sq km

land: 242 sq km

water: 0 sq km

note: includes eight small islands in the Saint Pierre and the Miquelon groups
Area - comparative 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
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.
Birth rate 13.83 births/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Budget revenues: $70 million

expenditures: $60 million, including capital expenditures of $24 million (1996 est.)
Capital Saint-Pierre
Climate cold and wet, with much mist and fog; spring and autumn are windy
Coastline 120 km
Constitution 4 October 1958 (French Constitution)
Country 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 Miquelon
Death rate 6.7 deaths/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Debt - external $NA
Dependency status self-governing territorial collectivity of France
Diplomatic representation from the US none (territorial collectivity of France)
Diplomatic representation in the US none (territorial collectivity of France)
Disputes - international none
Economic aid - recipient approximately $60 million in annual grants from France
Economy - 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.
Electricity - consumption 40.06 million kWh (2002)
Electricity - exports 0 kWh (2002)
Electricity - imports 0 kWh (2002)
Electricity - production 43.08 million kWh (2002)
Elevation extremes lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m

highest point: Morne de la Grande Montagne 240 m
Environment - current issues recent test drilling for oil in waters around Saint Pierre and Miquelon may bring future development that would impact the environment
Ethnic groups Basques and Bretons (French fishermen)
Exchange rates euros per US dollar - 0.8054 (2004), 0.886 (2003), 1.0626 (2002), 1.1175 (2001), 1.0854 (2000)
Executive branch chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Albert DUPUY (since 10 January 2005)

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, first round - 21 April 2002, second round - 5 May 2002 (next to be held NA 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
Exports 0 kWh (2002)
Exports $10 million f.o.b. (2002)
Exports NA
Exports - commodities fish and fish products, soybeans, animal feed, mollusks and crustaceans, fox and mink pelts
Exports - partners Belgium 41.3%, US 19.9%, Spain 14.9%, France 10%, Germany 4.1% (2004)
Fiscal year calendar year
Flag description 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
GDP - composition by sector agriculture: NA%

industry: NA%

services: NA%
GDP - per capita purchasing power parity - $7,000 (2001 est.)
GDP - real growth rate NA%
Geographic coordinates 46 50 N, 56 20 W
Geography - note vegetation scanty
Highways total: 114 km

paved: 69 km

unpaved: 45 km
Household income or consumption by percentage share lowest 10%: NA%

highest 10%: NA%
Imports 0 kWh (2002)
Imports $106 million f.o.b. (2002)
Imports NA
Imports - commodities meat, clothing, fuel, electrical equipment, machinery, building materials
Imports - partners France 37.6%, Canada 25.3%, Ireland 25.2%, Italy 5.1% (2004)
Independence none (territorial collectivity of France; has been under French control since 1763)
Industrial production growth rate NA%
Industries fish processing and supply base for fishing fleets; tourism
Infant mortality rate total: 7.54 deaths/1,000 live births

male: 8.66 deaths/1,000 live births

female: 6.38 deaths/1,000 live births (2005 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 2.1% (1991-96 average)
International organization participation UPU, WFTU
Irrigated land NA sq km
Judicial branch Superior Tribunal of Appeals or Tribunal Superieur d'Appel
Labor force 3,261 (1999)
Labor force - by occupation fishing 18%, industry (mainly fish-processing) 41%, services 41% (1996 est.)
Land boundaries 0 km
Land use arable land: 13.04%

permanent crops: 0%

other: 86.96% (2001)
Languages French (official)
Legal system French law with special adaptations for local conditions, such as housing and taxation
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 NA 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 NA September 1995 (next to be held NA September 2004); results - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - RPR 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
Life expectancy at birth total population: 78.46 years

male: 76.13 years

female: 80.9 years (2005 est.)
Literacy definition: age 15 and over can read and write

total population: 99%

male: 99%

female: 99% (1982 est.)
Location Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada)
Map references North America
Maritime claims territorial sea: 12 nm

exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
Military - note defense is the responsibility of France
National holiday Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)
Nationality noun: Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women)

adjective: French
Natural hazards persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard
Natural resources fish, deepwater ports
Net migration rate -4.99 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2005 est.)
Political parties and leaders Left Radical Party or PRG [leader NA]; Rassemblement pour la Republique or RPR (now UMP) [leader NA]; Socialist Party or PS [leader NA]; Union pour la Democratie Francaise or UDF [leader NA]
Political pressure groups and leaders NA
Population 7,012 (July 2005 est.)
Population below poverty line NA%
Population growth rate 0.21% (2005 est.)
Ports and harbors Saint-Pierre
Radio broadcast stations AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 0 (1998)
Religions Roman Catholic 99%
Sex ratio at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female

under 15 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

15-64 years: 1.04 male(s)/female

65 years and over: 0.82 male(s)/female

total population: 1.01 male(s)/female (2005 est.)
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
Telephone system 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
Telephones - main lines in use 4,800 (2002)
Telephones - mobile cellular 0 (1994)
Television broadcast stations 0 (there are, however, two repeaters which rebroadcast programs from France, Canada, and the US) (1997)
Terrain mostly barren rock
Total fertility rate 2.03 children born/woman (2005 est.)
Unemployment rate 9.8% (1997)
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