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coastline of Petite-Île
coastline of Petite-Île
Coat of arms of Petite-Île
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 21°21′21″S 55°33′57″E / 21.3558°S 55.5658°E / -21.3558; 55.5658Coordinates: 21°21′21″S 55°33′57″E / 21.3558°S 55.5658°E / -21.3558; 55.5658
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Pierre
Canton Petite-Île
Intercommunality Villes Solidaires
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Guito Ramoune
Area1 33.93 km2 (13.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 11,573
 • Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97405 / 97429
Elevation 0–1,581 m (0–5,187 ft)
(avg. 307 m or 1,007 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.

Petite-Île (Little Isle in French) is a commune in the French island and department of Réunion. The commune is bordered by the communes of Saint-Joseph to the east and Saint-Pierre to the west. The commune gets its name from the uninhabited islet off its coasts, the only islet off Réunion (there are other rocks off the coast, but they have no vegetation so can't be classed as islets). The commune was established in 1935


The main economy in the commune is agriculture-based, with cane sugar plantations, along with fruit and vegetable farming.

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