Le Tampon

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Le Tampon
The church of Le Tampon
The church of Le Tampon
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Location of Le Tampon
Coordinates: 21°16′41″S 55°30′55″E / 21.2781°S 55.5153°E / -21.2781; 55.5153Coordinates: 21°16′41″S 55°30′55″E / 21.2781°S 55.5153°E / -21.2781; 55.5153
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentRéunion
ArrondissementSaint-Pierre
Canton2 cantons
IntercommunalityCA du Sud
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) André Thien Ah Koon[1]
Area
1
165.43 km2 (63.87 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
79,385
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04:00
INSEE/Postal code
97422 /97430
Elevation287–2,418 m (942–7,933 ft)
(avg. 546 m or 1,791 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Le Tampon (French pronunciation: ​[lə.tɑ̃.pɔ̃]) is the fourth-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the south-central part of the island of Réunion, adjacent to Saint-Pierre.

In the early twentieth century, the town was the base for the murderer and sorcerer Sitarane.[3]

Population[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1961 24,335—    
1967 31,378+4.33%
1974 36,107+2.03%
1982 40,545+1.46%
1990 47,593+2.02%
1999 60,323+2.67%
2007 70,539+1.97%
2012 75,631+1.40%
2017 78,629+0.78%
Source: SPLAF[4] and INSEE (1967-2017)[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ Iledelareunion.net: Sitarane (in French)
  4. ^ SPLAF (la Population et les Limites Administratives de la France). "Agglomérations et villes de la Réunion" [Towns and cities of Reunion Island]. Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  5. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE

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