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    Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 1998

      Location Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada)

      Geographic coordinates 46 50 N, 56 20 E

      Map references North America

      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

      Land boundaries 0 km

      Coastline 120 km

      Maritime claims
      exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
      territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate cold and wet, with much mist and fog; spring and autumn are windy

      Terrain mostly barren rock

      Elevation extremes
      lowest point: Atlantic Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Morne de la Grande Montagne 240 m

      Natural resources fish, deepwater ports

      Land use
      arable land: 13%
      permanent crops: NA%
      permanent pastures: NA%
      forests and woodland: 4%
      other: 83% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land NA sq km

      Natural hazards persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard

      Environment - current issues NA

      Environment - international agreements
      party to: NA
      signed, but not ratified: NA

      Geography - note vegetation scanty

      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Pierre and Miquelon on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Pierre and Miquelon Geography 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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