WTF North American Country You Never Heard Of

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  1. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Did you know that there is a country in North America which uses the Euro, has a long history and you've never heard of it?

    And if I'm the only one who was not aware of it, I apologize in advance. I'm sure our Canadian friends know more about it than the average American.


    https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sb.html

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    Saint Pierre and Miquelon


    It has a tiny population of ~6,000 people.

    It is located off Newfoundland, Canada

    They are formerly a French colony, and largely still tied to France in terms of culture and support


    Economy - overview:[​IMG]
    The inhabitants have traditionally earned their livelihood by fishing and by servicing fishing fleets operating off the coast of Newfoundland. The economy has been declining, however, because of disputes with Canada over fishing quotas and a steady decline in the number of ships stopping at Saint Pierre. In 1992, an arbitration panel awarded the islands an exclusive economic zone of 12,348 sq km to settle a longstanding territorial dispute with Canada, although it represents only 25% of what France had sought. France heavily subsidizes the islands to the great betterment of living standards. The government hopes an expansion of tourism will boost economic prospects. Fish farming, crab fishing, and agriculture are being developed to diversify the local economy. Recent test drilling for oil may pave the way for development of the energy sector.
     
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  2. John Daniels

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    I used to be a history teacher so i knew it. Nothing spectacular.
     
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    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

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    I looked it up
    very nice looking place
     
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    Shortwave98 A-Number 1 Banned User

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    That's what I say when I check out your act.
     
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    check1 VIP Extreme Gold

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    I'm Canadian and I'll admit I'd never heard of it (or forgot I did possibly) until 2 days ago. My father in law just went there on a trip to the east coast.
     
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    smichal A1 Dick Game

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    I thought they were still part of France.
    Hmmmm
     
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    It sounds complicated....
    Saint Pierre and Miquelon is a self-governing territorial overseas collectivity of France.
     
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    That's what we were taught in school, that they were French territory. Although that was a while ago. Their status may have changed.
     
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  10. MyLazyHand

    MyLazyHand Russia and France Know What to Do

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    Looks like Hawaii, doesn't it?
     
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    ...they must be bogged down in the winter tho.
     
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    What is the island's stance on drugs and prostitution?