|Subprefecture and commune|
The church of Sainte-Anne in the commune of Saint-Benoît
|Overseas region and department||Réunion|
|Canton||Saint-Benoît-1 and 2|
|• Mayor (2014-2020)||Jean-Claude Fruteau (PS)|
|Area1||229.61 km2 (88.65 sq mi)|
|• Density||160/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|INSEE/Postal code||97410 /97470|
|Elevation||0–2,520 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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