Le Port, Réunion

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Le Port
Harbor in Le Port
Harbor in Le Port
Location of Le Port
Coordinates: 20°56′22″S 55°17′14″E / 20.9394°S 55.2872°E / -20.9394; 55.2872Coordinates: 20°56′22″S 55°17′14″E / 20.9394°S 55.2872°E / -20.9394; 55.2872
Overseas region and departmentRéunion
CantonLe Port
IntercommunalityTerritoire de la Côte Ouest
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Olivier Hoarau
16.62 km2 (6.42 sq mi)
 • Density2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code
97407 /97420
Elevation0–110 m (0–361 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

Le Port is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located at the extreme northwest corner of the island of Réunion. It has a population of 36,952. It is the main harbor city of the island.[1]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Le Port is twinned with:[2]

Politics and Media[edit]

This is the town where the Communist Party of Réunion usually gets most of their votes.[1] Also, the newspaper of the party, Temoignages, has headquarters in Le Port.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c http://www.philbu.net/media-anthropology/wergin_worldmusic.pdf
  2. ^ a b c d e Le Port est jumelé à quatre villes portuaires Archived 2015-09-08 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  3. ^ Les Villes de Durban (eThekwini en zulu) et du Port sont jumelées depuis le 4 novembre 2005 Archived 2014-10-23 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  4. ^ "Sister Cities Home Page". Archived from the original on 2011-08-10. eThekwini Online: The Official Site of the City of Durban

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