La Plaine-des-Palmistes

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La Plaine-des-Palmistes
The town hall in Plaine-des-Palmistes
The town hall in Plaine-des-Palmistes
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Location of La Plaine-des-Palmistes
Coordinates: 21°08′06″S 55°37′32″E / 21.1350°S 55.6256°E / -21.1350; 55.6256Coordinates: 21°08′06″S 55°37′32″E / 21.1350°S 55.6256°E / -21.1350; 55.6256
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentRéunion
ArrondissementSaint-Benoît
CantonSaint-Benoît-1
IntercommunalityRéunion Est
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Marc Boyer
Area
1
83.19 km2 (32.12 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
5,574
 • Density67/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04:00
INSEE/Postal code
97406 /97431
Elevation720–2,402 m (2,362–7,881 ft)
(avg. 1,008 m or 3,307 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

La Plaine-des-Palmistes is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion.

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It lies in the eastern part of the island, on the RN3 road, south west of Saint-Benoît and northeast of the Col de Bellevue. It is known for its nearby forest and for the Biberon Falls. It lies close to the slopes of the Piton des Songes.

The communal territory is entirely located in the tops of the island. It borders Saint-Benoît, Sainte-Rose and Le Tampon.

Plaine-des-Palmistes

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