Sainte-Marie, Réunion

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The town hall of Sainte-Marie
The town hall of Sainte-Marie
Coat of arms of Sainte-Marie
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 20°53′49″S 55°32′57″E / 20.8969°S 55.5492°E / -20.8969; 55.5492Coordinates: 20°53′49″S 55°32′57″E / 20.8969°S 55.5492°E / -20.8969; 55.5492
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Canton Sainte-Marie
Intercommunality Nord de la Réunion
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Louis Lagourgue
Area1 87.21 km2 (33.67 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 31,596
 • Density 360/km2 (940/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97418 /97438
Elevation 0–1,800 m (0–5,906 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Sainte-Marie is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the north side of the island of Réunion, just east of, and adjacent to, the capital of Saint-Denis.

Transport & Economy[edit]

Reunion’s main airport and the Air Austral headquarters are located in Sainte-Marie.[1][2][3] There is also a small fishing harbour, a shopping-center and a brewery in the commune.

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  1. ^ World Airline Directory. Flight International. 1–7 April 1998. "40.
  2. ^ "Géographie Archived 2009-06-04 at the Wayback Machine.." Sainte-Marie. Retrieved on 7 October 2009.
  3. ^ "Mentions légales Archived 2009-12-29 at the Wayback Machine.." Air Austral. Retrieved on 7 October 2009.
  4. ^ - City of Ste.Marie Jumelages (in French)

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