Les Avirons

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Les Avirons
Coat of arms of Les Avirons
Coat of arms
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Coordinates: 21°14′31″S 55°20′00″E / 21.2419°S 55.3333°E / -21.2419; 55.3333Coordinates: 21°14′31″S 55°20′00″E / 21.2419°S 55.3333°E / -21.2419; 55.3333
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Pierre
Canton Les Avirons
Intercommunality Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2007) Michel Dennemont
Area
 • Land1 26.27 km2 (10.14 sq mi)
Population (2009)
 • Population2 10,455
 • Population2 density 400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97401 / 97425
Elevation 0–2,565 m (0–8,415 ft)
(avg. 268 m or 879 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.

Les Avirons (meaning "the oars" in French), is a commune in the Réunion overseas department of France in the Indian Ocean. It borders the commnues of Saint-Leu, Cilaos, Saint-Louis and L'Étang-Salé, an 150 metres of coastline.

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