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Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is a small archipelago located in northeastern North America and belongs to France.
Saint Pierre and Miquelon Overview
|Capital city||St. Pierre|
|Population density||28.9 residents/km2|
Archipelago of 2 islands off the Canadian coast of the North Atlantic: Pierre (26 km2) and Miquelon which with Langlade covers an area of 216 km2. In addition, a dozen small islands. Their economy is almost totally dependent on fishing.
The People: The majority are descendants of French colonists.
Official name: Collectivité territoriale de Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
Capital: Saint-Pierre, 5,900 residents (2000).
Other important cities: Miquel, 1,100 residents (2000).
Government: French overseas territory administered by a general council of 19 elected members and a prefect appointed by the French government – since August 2006: Ives Fauqueur. The Chairman of the Territorial Council of the Islands has been Stéphane Artano since March 2006. Artano was convicted of fraud in 2009. The archipelago has 1 representative respectively. the French Senate and Chamber of Deputies and a representative of the European Parliament.