Saint-André, Réunion

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Saint-André town hall
Saint-André town hall
Coordinates: 20°57′38″S 55°39′02″E / 20.9606°S 55.6506°E / -20.9606; 55.6506Coordinates: 20°57′38″S 55°39′02″E / 20.9606°S 55.6506°E / -20.9606; 55.6506
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Benoît
Intercommunality Réunion Est
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Paul Virapoullé (UMP)
Area1 53.07 km2 (20.49 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 55,090
 • Density 1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97409 /97440
Elevation 0–920 m (0–3,018 ft)
(avg. 90 m or 300 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.

Saint-André (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃t‿ɑ̃.dʁe]) is the sixth-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the northeast part of the island of Réunion.

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 debris[edit]

On 29 July 2015, airliner marine debris was found on a beach in the commune, later confirmed to be a part of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 which disappeared about 4,000 km (2,500 mi) east of Réunion on 8 March 2014.[1][2][3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "MH370 search: Réunion debris to be tested in France". BBC News. 30 July 2015. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Plane debris is from missing MH370". BBC News Online. Retrieved 5 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Shahrestani, Vin "MH370: Malaysian government confirms debris is from a Boeing 777" The Telegraph (UK), August 5, 2015