Saint Pierre and Miquelon BASIC INFOMATION
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Saint Pierre and Miquelon Introduction
St. Pierre and Miquelon are French overseas territories. The area is 242 square kilometers. The population is 6,300, mainly descended from French immigrants. The official language is French. 99% of residents believe in Catholicism. Saint Pierre, the capital. Currency Euro. Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is the only remaining area in the former French colony of New France that is still under French rule.
Located in the North Atlantic Ocean 25 kilometers south of Newfoundland, North America, Canada. The whole territory is composed of eight islands including Saint Pierre, Miquelon, and Langrade. Miquelon and Langlade are connected by a sand isthmus. The highest altitude is 241 meters. It has 120 kilometers of coastline. It is cold in winter, with the lowest temperature reaching minus 20℃, and the average summer temperature of 10℃-20℃. The annual precipitation is 1,400 mm.
Due to soil quality and climatic conditions, which are not suitable for agricultural production, there are only a small amount of vegetable cultivation, pig raising and egg and poultry production. The main traditional economy is fishery and its processing industry. The Saint-Pierre and Miquelon Islands are developing potential shellfish, especially scallop resources. The provision of feeding services to ships, mainly trawlers, was once one of the important economic incomes. It was also due to the poor fishery production. depression. The government still regards the development of ports and the expansion of tourism as the main means to maintain economic development, and it still counts on the French government for funding. The total labor force in 1999 was 3261, and the unemployment rate was 10.27%.
Industry: mainly fishery product processing industry. The employed population accounts for 41% of the total labor force. The total output in 1990 was 5457 tons. There are two thermal power plants with a generating capacity of 23 megawatts. In 2000, it is planned to build a wind power station, which can generate 40% of the required amount.
Fisheries: the main traditional economy. In 1996, the employed population accounted for 18.5% of the total labor force. The catch in 1998 was 6,108 tons.
Tourism: an important economic sector. There are 1 travel agency, 16 hotels (including 2 motels and 10 apartment hotels), and 193 rooms. The number of tourists received in 1999 is estimated to be 10,300. Tourists mainly come from the United States and Canada.