Saint Pierre and Miquelon Background

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Background: First settled by the French in the early 17th century, the islands represent the sole remaining vestige of France's once vast North American possessions. They attained the status of an overseas collectivity in 2003.

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Source: CIA World Factbook - This page was last updated on January 20, 2018

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