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Saint Pi·erre and Mi·que·lon

 (sānt′ pîr′, pē-âr′, săN pyĕr′; mĭk′ə-lŏn′, mē-klôN′)
A French island group and overseas territory in the northern Atlantic Ocean south of Newfoundland, Canada. The two main islands include Saint Pierre, site of the capital, also named Saint Pierre, and Miquelon, the largest of the islands. Settled by Basque and Norman fishermen in 1604, the islands were taken by the British three times and finally awarded to France in 1814. They are the sole remnants of the once vast French territory in North America.
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Saint Pierre and Miquelon

(ˌmɪkəˈlɒn; French miklɔ̃)
n
(Placename) an archipelago in the Atlantic, off the S coast of Newfoundland: an overseas department of France, the only remaining French possession in North America; consists of the islands of St Pierre, with most of the population, and Miquelon, about ten times as large; fishing industries. Capital: St Pierre. Pop: 5774 (2013 est). Area: 242 sq km (94 sq miles)
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Besides having more than 160 stores in Quebec--most of them dealer-owned--BMR is also active in Ontario, the Maritimes and the French islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. The merger will give La Coop a total of 350 building centers and hardware stores.
As well as making it easier and faster for travellers to book stays in Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, the new website reflects the brand's position, with new sections that allow users to live out the Saint-Pierre and Miquelon “experience.”
Only the islands of Saint-Pierre and Miquelon remain under French Rule.
The countries and territories concerned are the following: Greenland, New Caledonia and Dependencies, French Polynesia, French Southern and Antarctic Territories, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Mayotte, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Aruba, Netherlands Antilles (ie Bonaire, Curacao, Saba, Sint Eustacius, Sint Maarten), Anguilla, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena and Dependencies, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, Turks and Caicos Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda.