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.

The UN LOCODE page  for Saint Pierre and Miquelon lists locations in the country, some of them with their latitudes and longitudes, some with their ISO 3166-2 codes for their subdivisions. This information can be put together to approximate the territorial extent of subdivisions.

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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