Traveling Luck for Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Pierre and Miquelon, North America
Saint Pierre and Miquelon is located in Northern North America, islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, south of Newfoundland (Canada).
Land in Saint Pierre and Miquelon is mostly barren rock.
French land covers an area of 242 square kilometers which is 1.5 times the size of Washington, DC
As for the French climate; cold and wet, with much mist and fog; spring and autumn are windy.
Frenchman(men), Frenchwoman(women) speak French (official).
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Regions of Saint Pierre and Miquelon
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.
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.
French natural resources include fish, deepwater ports
French religion is Roman Catholic 99%.
Natural hazards in Saint Pierre and Miquelon include persistent fog throughout the year can be a maritime hazard.
- St Pierre and Miquelon is a French Overseas Territory. There is no formal British diplomatic or consular representation. The General section of this travel advice gives you more information.
- Most visits to St Pierre & Miquelon are trouble-free. We are not aware of any British nationals who have required consular assistance in St Pierre and Miquelon during the past year. Although the risk from crime is also low, it does exist and you should take normal common-sense precautions.
- The threat from terrorism is low. But you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners.
- We strongly recommend that you obtain comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling to St Pierre & Miquelon. You should check any exclusions, and that your policy covers you for the activities you want to undertake. Please see: Travel Insurance.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
You should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners. Please read the Security and General Tips and Risk of Terrorism when Travelling Overseas pages for further information and advice.
Single parents or other adults travelling alone with children should be aware that some countries require documentary evidence of parental responsibility before allowing lone parents to enter the country or, in some cases, before permitting the children to leave the country. For further information on exactly what will be required at immigration please contact the French Embassy in London, 58 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7JT, tel: 020 7073 1000. Website: http://www.ambafrance-uk.org.
The European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) does not provide any health cover in St Pierre and Miquelon.
You should seek medical advice before travelling and ensure that all appropriate vaccinations are up to date. For further information on health, check the Department of Health’s website at: www.dh.gov.uk.
There is no resident British Diplomatic Mission in St Pierre and Miquelon. Routine consular matters are covered by the British Embassy in Paris. In case of real emergency (death or serious accident), the British High Commission in Ottawa may be able to provide some assistance; 80 Elgin Street, Ottawa, Ontario KIP 5K7 (tel: +1 613 237 1530; fax: +1 613 237 6537).