Saint-Pierre, Réunion

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Saint-Pierre
An aerial view of part of Saint-Pierre and its port
An aerial view of part of Saint-Pierre and its port
Coat of arms of Saint-Pierre
Coat of arms
Motto(s): 
Fortis fortuna fortior (Latin: 'Courage is stronger than fortune')
Réunion-Saint-Pierre.png
Location of Saint-Pierre
Coordinates: 21°20′31″S 55°28′40″E / 21.3419°S 55.4778°E / -21.3419; 55.4778Coordinates: 21°20′31″S 55°28′40″E / 21.3419°S 55.4778°E / -21.3419; 55.4778
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentRéunion
ArrondissementSaint-Pierre
CantonSaint-Pierre-1, 2 and 3
IntercommunalityVilles solidaires
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Michel Fontaine (LR)
Area
1
95.99 km2 (37.06 sq mi)
Population
(2012)2
80,823
 • Density840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code
97416 /97410
Elevation0–1,642 m (0–5,387 ft)
(avg. 19 m or 62 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-Pierre (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.pjɛʁ]) is the third-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. Located on the southwest side of the island, it is the capital of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for St.-Pierre
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29
(85)
29
(85)
29
(84)
28
(82)
26
(79)
24
(76)
24
(75)
23
(74)
24
(76)
26
(79)
28
(82)
28
(83)
27
(80)
Average low °C (°F) 26
(78)
25
(77)
24
(76)
24
(75)
22
(71)
21
(69)
19
(67)
19
(66)
20
(68)
22
(71)
24
(75)
25
(77)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 110
(4.5)
110
(4.4)
180
(7.2)
100
(5)
110
(4.3)
80
(3.1)
60
(2.4)
100
(2)
30
(1.3)
30
(1.1)
60
(2.3)
100
(3)
1,030
(40.5)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

Infrastructure[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Pierrefonds Airport is located 5.5 kilometres outside of the commune.[2] Opened in 1999, this is a small airport for commercial traffic. It has an IATA code of ZSE.

See also[edit]

Twin towns-Sister cities[edit]

Saint-Pierre is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Weatherbase: Historical Weather for St.-Pierre, Reunion". Weatherbase. 2011. Retrieved on November 24, 2011.
  2. ^ FMEP – SAINT PIERRE PIERREFONDS. AIP from French Service d'information aéronautique, effective 6 December 2018.

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