Saint Pierre and Miquelon(redirected from Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon)
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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)
(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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