Saint-Benoît, Réunion

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Subprefecture and commune
The church of Sainte-Anne in the commune of Saint-Benoît
The church of Sainte-Anne in the commune of Saint-Benoît
Coordinates: 21°02′02″S 55°42′46″E / 21.0339°S 55.7128°E / -21.0339; 55.7128Coordinates: 21°02′02″S 55°42′46″E / 21.0339°S 55.7128°E / -21.0339; 55.7128
Overseas region and departmentRéunion
CantonSaint-Benoît-1 and 2
IntercommunalityRéunion Est
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Claude Fruteau (PS)
Area1229.61 km2 (88.65 sq mi)
Population (2011)235,733
 • Density160/km2 (400/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code97410 /97470
Elevation0–2,520 m (0–8,268 ft)
(avg. 7 m or 23 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-Benoît (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.bə.nwa]) is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the eastern part of the island of Réunion, about 40 kilometres southeast of Saint-Denis, the capital.


In the west of the commune lies Grand Étang, the largest lake of La Réunion. Close to the lake flows the Bras d'Annette waterfall.

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