Rivière-Pilote

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Rivière-Pilote
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Location of the commune (in red) within Martinique
Coordinates: 14°29′N 60°54′W / 14.48°N 60.90°W / 14.48; -60.90Coordinates: 14°29′N 60°54′W / 14.48°N 60.90°W / 14.48; -60.90
Country France
Overseas region and department Martinique
Arrondissement Le Marin
Canton Rivière-Pilote
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Lucien Veilleur
Area
 • Land1 35.78 km2 (13.81 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 13,700
 • Population2 density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97220 / 97211
Elevation 0–372 m (0–1,220 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.

Rivière-Pilote is a town and commune in the French overseas department of Martinique.

The village is situated on the southern end of Martinique, between the village of Sainte-Luce and the town of Le Marin which is a popular haven for yachts. Rivière-Pilote lies inland on the River Grande Pilote which drains the southern slopes of the mountainous Parc Naturel Regional. The village is predominantly one- or two-storey houses with a few small shops and cafes or bars.

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