Communes of Saint Pierre and Miquelon

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The INSEE (French Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques) assigns five-digit codes to the communes of France and its overseas possessions. The INSEE code for Saint-Pierre is 97502; for Miquelon-Langlade, 97501. The postal code for Saint Pierre and Miquelon is 97500.

Country overview: 

ISO codePM
LanguageFrench (fr)
Time zone-3~


Saint Pierre and Miquelon was a colony of France. It became a territoire d'outre-mer (overseas territory) in 1946, a département d'outre-mer (overseas department) on 1976-07-19, and then a collectivité territoriale (territorial collectivity) on 1985-06-11. Saint Pierre and Miquelon has a department code of 975, which is an extension of the French system.

Other names of country: 

  1. Dutch: Sint Pierre en Miquelon
  2. English: Territorial Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (formal)
  3. French: Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
  4. German: Saint-Pierre und Miquelon
  5. Italian: Saint Pierre e Miquelon
  6. Norwegian: Saint-Pierre og Miquelon
  7. Portuguese: São Pedro e Miquelon, São Pedro e Miguelão
  8. Russian: Сен-Пьер и Микелон
  9. Spanish: San Pedro y Miquelón, San Pedro y Miguelón
  10. Turkish: Sen Piyer ve Miquelon

Origin of name: 

after the two main islands constituting the territory

Primary subdivisions: 

Saint Pierre and Miquelon is divided into two communes.

2 communes6,3126,5195,84024293

Territorial extent: 

Each commune is on a similarly-named island, with adjacent islets. The island of Miquelon consists of two masses, called Grande Miquelon and Langlade (Petite Miquelon), connected by a narrow strip of land.

Origins of names: 

  1. Saint-Pierre: after Saint Peter (1st cent.)
  2. Miquelon: Norman diminutive for the male surname, Michel

Change history: 

  1. According to source [1], Saint Pierre and Miquelon originally had three communes: Île-aux-Chiens, Miquelon-Langlade, and Saint-Pierre. In 1931, the name of the first was changed to l'Île-aux-Marins. In 1945, it merged with Saint-Pierre. This island had a population of 594 in 1897, 75 in 1962, but it has been uninhabited since 1963.
  • Sources: 

    1. [1] Le recensement de la population à Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon , INSEE (dated 2000-08, retrieved 2004-02-29).
    2. [2] 1979 Demographic Yearbook , 31st Ed. Statistical Office, United Nations, New York, 1980 (retrieved 2011-12-28).
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