Saint Pierre and Miquelon | Facts & Information

Updated September 9, 2022 | Infoplease Staff
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Facts & Figures

  • Status: Territorial Collectivity

    Prefect: Patrice Latron (2011)

    Land area: 93 sq mi (241 sq km)

    Population (2014 est.): 5,716 (growth rate: -1.02%); birth rate: 7.7/1000; infant mortality rate: 6.95/1000; life expectancy: 80.26; density per sq mi: 64.7

    Capital (2011 est.): Saint Pierre, 5,000

    Language: French (official)

    Ethnicity/race: Basques and Bretons (French fishermen)

    Religion: Roman Catholic 99%, other 1%

    Literacy rate: 99% (1982 est.)

    Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2006 est.): $215.3 million, supplemented by annual payments from France of about $60 million; per capita $34,900 (2006 est.). Real growth rate: n.a. Inflation: 4.5% (2010). Unemployment: 9.9% (2008 est.). Arable land: 8.7%. Agriculture: vegetables; poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs; fish. Labor force: 3,194 (2006); agriculture 18%, industry (mainly fish processing) 41%, services 41% (1996 est.). Industries: fish processing and supply base for fishing fleets; tourism. Natural resources: fish, deepwater ports. Exports: $6.641 million (2010 est.): fish and fish products, soybeans, animal feed, mollusks and crustaceans, fox and mink pelts. Imports: $95.35 million (2010 est.): meat, clothing, fuel, electrical equipment, machinery, building materials. Major trading partners: Belgium, U.S., Spain, France, Germany, Canada, Ireland, Italy (2004).

    Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 4,800 (2010); mobile cellular: n.a. (2012). Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 4, shortwave 0 (1998). Television broadcast stations: 2 (2007). Internet hosts: 15 (2012). Internet users: n.a.

    Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 117 km; paved: 80 km; unpaved: 37 km. Ports and harbors: Saint Pierre. Airports: 2 (2013).

    International disputes: none.

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