Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, Réunion

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Saint-Pierre
Location within Réunion
Location within Réunion
CountryFrance
Overseas region
and department
Réunion
No. of communes10
SubprefectureSaint-Pierre
Area
 • Total942.8 km2 (364.0 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total307,770
 • Density330/km2 (850/sq mi)
INSEE code9742

The arrondissement of Saint-Pierre is an arrondissement of France in the Réunion department in the Réunion region. It has 10 communes.[1] Its population is 307,770 (2016), and its area is 942.8 km2 (364.0 sq mi).[2]

Composition[edit]

The communes of the arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, and their INSEE codes, are:[1]

  1. Les Avirons (97401)
  2. Cilaos (97424)
  3. Entre-Deux (97403)
  4. L'Étang-Salé (97404)
  5. Petite-Île (97405)
  6. Saint-Joseph (97412)
  7. Saint-Louis (97414)
  8. Saint-Philippe (97417)
  9. Saint-Pierre (97416)
  10. Le Tampon (97422)

History[edit]

The arrondissement of Saint-Pierre, containing 11 communes that were previously part of the arrondissement of Saint-Denis, was created in 1964.[3] It lost four communes to the new arrondissement of Saint-Paul in 1969.[4] In September 2006 it absorbed the two communes of Les Avirons and L'Étang-Salé from the arrondissement of Saint-Paul.[5]

As a result of the reorganisation of the cantons of France which came into effect in 2015, the borders of the cantons are no longer related to the borders of the arrondissements. The cantons of the arrondissement of Saint-Pierre were, as of January 2015:[6]

  1. Les Avirons
  2. Entre-Deux
  3. L'Étang-Salé
  4. Petite-Île
  5. Saint-Joseph-1
  6. Saint-Joseph-2
  7. Saint-Louis-1
  8. Saint-Louis-2
  9. Saint-Louis-3
  10. Saint-Philippe
  11. Saint-Pierre-1
  12. Saint-Pierre-2
  13. Saint-Pierre-3
  14. Saint-Pierre-4
  15. Le Tampon-1
  16. Le Tampon-2
  17. Le Tampon-3
  18. Le Tampon-4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Arrondissement de Saint-Pierre (9742)". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  2. ^ "Comparateur de territoire, géographie au 01/01/2019". INSEE. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  3. ^ Décret n°64-925 du 3 septembre 1964
  4. ^ Décret n°69-876 du 24 septembre 1969
  5. ^ "Arrêté préfectoral, 30 June 2006" (PDF). Retrieved 2019-10-29.
  6. ^ "Populations légales 2012" (PDF). INSEE. December 2014. Retrieved 2019-10-29.

Coordinates: 21°20′19″S 55°28′29″E / 21.33861°S 55.47472°E / -21.33861; 55.47472