saint pierre and miquelon

St. Pierre and Miquelon

[mik-uh-lon; French meek-lawn]
noun
two small groups of islands off the S coast of Newfoundland: an overseas territory of France; important base for fishing. 3 sq. mi. (240 sq. km). Capital: St. Pierre.
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Saint Pierre and Miquelon (ˌmɪkəˈlɒn, French miklɔ̃)
 
n
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: 6000 (2003 est). Area: 242 sq km (94 sq miles)

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