Saint Pierre and Miquelon


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Commission of Urban Planning and Environment:

Contact Person: Karine Claireaux, Mayor of Saint-Pierre

Address: Mairie de Saint-Pierre - BP 4213 97500 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon.

Phone: 05-08-41-10-50 Fax 05-08-41-43-13



Saint Pierre Fire Department:

Contact Person: Captain Yannick Made, Commander of the fire brigade

Address: Mairie de Saint-Pierre - BP 4213 97500 Saint-Pierre et Miquelon.

Phone: 05-08-41-10-50 Fax 05-08-41-43-13


Country profile:

Official name: Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Capital: Saint-Pierre

Area: 242 sq km

Population: 7,036 (July 2007 est.)

Religion: Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%

Language(s): French

Ethnic Groups: Basques and Bretons (French fishermen)

Government: self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France

Currency: Euro

The Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (French: Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon) is a group of small islands in the North Atlantic Ocean — the main ones being Saint Pierre and Miquelon — 25 km off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.

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 242 km² (93.4 sq mi). They have a coastline which is 120 km (75 miles) long.

The island of Miquelon is roughly 25 km (16 mi) from the main coast of Newfoundland at their closest points. However, there is a small Canadian island with a lighthouse belonging to Newfoundland called Green Island that is halfway between Langlade and Newfoundland at 46°52′44″N 56°05′21″W / 46.87889, -56.08917, and is about 10 kilometres (6 mi) from both Langlade and St. Pierre.[2]

The island of Miquelon is separated from St. Pierre by a 6 km (4 mi) strait with very fierce currents. Fishermen call this section of ocean "The Mouth of Hell". The waters around these islands are very treacherous, and there have been over 600 shipwrecks along the coasts of the islands.

The island of Miquelon was formed by the joining of three islands by sand dunes and Quaternary deposits. These islands are Le Cap, Miquelon (Grande Miquelon), and Langlade (Petite Miquelon). Miquelon and Langlade were separate until a large sandbar joined them in the 18th century.[2] Miquelon has a lagoon called Grand Barachois, where seals and other wildlife can be found.

The climate is very damp and windy, the winters are harsh and long. The spring and early summer are foggy and cool. Late summer and early fall are sunny.

Every spring, whales migrating to Greenland are visible off the coasts of Miquelon and St Pierre.

Trilobite fossils have been found on Langlade. There were a number of stone pillars off the island coasts called "L'anse aux Soldats" that have been eroded away and disappeared in the 1970s.

Source: Wikipedia/ CIA Factbook


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PreventionWeb Country Profile - Natural Disaster - Saint Pierre and Miquelon Data and Statistics

ReliefWeb Countyries and Emergencies Saint Pierre and Miquelon

Official site of the Municipal Government of St-Pierre (in French)

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