View previous topic | View next topic

ST PIERRE AND MIQUELON

Page 2 of 2
Goto page Previous  1, 2

grizzly
111640.  Fri Nov 03, 2006 7:48 am Reply with quote

Quote:
St Pierre & Miquelon has its own unique time zone, GMT-3.


Quick someone tell; Greenland, Suriname, Fr Guiana, Brazil and Ururguay that St Pierre and Miquelon have stolen their time zone for themselves.

 
cabs
111664.  Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:21 am Reply with quote

grizzly wrote:
Quote:
St Pierre & Miquelon has its own unique time zone, GMT-3.


Quick someone tell; Greenland, Suriname, Fr Guiana, Brazil and Ururguay that St Pierre and Miquelon have stolen their time zone for themselves.


They've been quite concerned that they were moved to GMT-2hrs 47 mins and 18 seconds for no apparent reason. At least this is now explained.

Thieves of Time!

 
Flash
111945.  Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:55 pm Reply with quote

Well debunked, gentlemen. I was misled by this:
Quote:
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon is in its own time zone, UTC-3, which means three hours earlier than Greenwich Mean Time. This also translates to two hours later than New York (Eastern Time Zone), one hour later than Halifax (Atlantic Time Zone), and thirty minutes later than St. John's (Newfoundland Standard Time Zone).

However, most road atlases (those from North America in particular) erroneously place Saint-Pierre and Miquelon in the Atlantic Time Zone (UTC-4), which is incorrect.


Can I just say Argentina? You missed Argentina.

 
Zebra57
651156.  Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:25 pm Reply with quote

Quite interesting is the fact that the islands were a centre for illegal smuggling of alcohol into the during prohibition.

The islands were taken from Vichy control by the Free French without Canada being informed. They were one of the first French lands to become part of De Gaulle's Free France.

The islands use the EURO and Canadian Dollar.

 

Page 2 of 2
Goto page Previous  1, 2

All times are GMT - 5 Hours


Display posts from previous:   

Search Search Forums

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group