Wednesday, March 30, 2016

1816 - 2016 celebrations | Saint-Pierre and Miquelon

Saint-Pierre and Miquelon are a small group of islands in the North Atlantic Ocean, near Canada’s Newfoundland. The archipelago is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France. The only place you can see Canada from France! 

The islands have quit a turbulent history, ending up in deportation of the inhabitants in 1794, leaving the islands deserted until 1816. In 2016 SP&M celebrates the returning of inhabitants to the islands 200 years ago. Today the islands of SP&M have about 6,500 inhabitants.

French stamp with SP&M overprint.

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