Bras-Panon

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Bras-Panon
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Coordinates: 20°59′43″S 55°40′34″E / 20.9953°S 55.6761°E / -20.9953; 55.6761Coordinates: 20°59′43″S 55°40′34″E / 20.9953°S 55.6761°E / -20.9953; 55.6761
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Benoît
Canton Bras-Panon
Intercommunality Réunion Est
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2007) Daniel Gonthier
Area1 88.55 km2 (34.19 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 11,838
 • Density 130/km2 (350/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97402 / 97412
Elevation 0–2,092 m (0–6,864 ft)
(avg. 52 m or 171 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Bras-Panon is a commune in the department and region of Réunion. It borders the communes of Saint-André, Saint-Benoît and Salazie; as well as the Mât river, the Rivière des Roches and the Indian Ocean.

The commune is a large producer of vanilla, and holds the largest vanilla trade fair on the island, every May.

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