Petite-Île

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Petite-Île
The coastline of Petite-Île
The coastline of Petite-Île
Coat of arms of Petite-Île
Coat of arms
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Location of Petite-Île
Coordinates: 21°21′21″S 55°33′57″E / 21.3558°S 55.5658°E / -21.3558; 55.5658Coordinates: 21°21′21″S 55°33′57″E / 21.3558°S 55.5658°E / -21.3558; 55.5658
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentRéunion
ArrondissementSaint-Pierre
CantonSaint-Pierre-3
IntercommunalityVilles solidaires
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Serge Hoareau
Area
1
33.93 km2 (13.10 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
11,564
 • Density340/km2 (880/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code
97405 /97429
Elevation0–1,581 m (0–5,187 ft)
(avg. 307 m or 1,007 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.

Petite-Île (French: Little Isle) is a commune on the French island and department of Réunion. The commune is bordered by the communes of Saint-Joseph to the east and Saint-Pierre to the west. The commune gets its name from the uninhabited islet off of its coast, the only such islet near Réunion that has vegetation. The commune was established in 1935.

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The main economy in the commune is agriculture-based, with cane sugar plantations, along with fruit and vegetable farming.

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