Have you heard of St. Pierre, France? Euros, French citizenship, French license plates, and delicious bakeries but located on two small islands in the Gulf of St Lawrence in the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s officially called the Overseas Collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon.
These fishing-based islands bring up interesting questions around fishing rights, borders, and history. According to worldatlas.com, France has the largest exclusive economic zone in the world due to its overseas territories and seas.
Visiting St. Pierre is a great reminder about the importance of location and how the past continues to influence the present. #historicalperspective #thinklikeageographer