Sainte-Rose, Réunion

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Sainte-Rose
Commune
Réunion-Sainte-Rose.png
Coordinates: 21°07′38″S 55°47′32″E / 21.1272°S 55.7922°E / -21.1272; 55.7922Coordinates: 21°07′38″S 55°47′32″E / 21.1272°S 55.7922°E / -21.1272; 55.7922
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Benoît
Canton Saint-Benoît-2
Intercommunality Réunion Est
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bruno Mamindy-Pajany
Area1 177.60 km2 (68.57 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 6,777
 • Density 38/km2 (99/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97419 /97439
Elevation 0–2,623 m (0–8,606 ft)
(avg. 29 m or 95 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-Rose is a commune on the east coast of the French island and department of Réunion.

Geography[edit]

The commune is bordered by the communes of La Plaine-des-Palmistes, Saint-Benoît, Saint-Joseph, Saint-Philippe and Tampon; and by the Rivière de l'Est to the nord. Sainte-Rose is home to the first wind farm on the island, built in 2004.

The "Pointe des Cascades", in the commune, is the easternmost part of the island and also the easternmost part of France and of the European Union.

Climate[edit]

Sainte-Rose features a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen Af), with substantial rainfall throughout the course of the year. Its location on the eastern side of Réunion, (windward relative to the trade winds), makes it one of the wettest cities in the world, along with Cherrapunji, Quibdó, and López_de_Micay.

Climate data for Sainte-Rose, Réunion
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.2
(84.6)
29.2
(84.6)
28.7
(83.7)
27.8
(82)
26.1
(79)
24.5
(76.1)
23.4
(74.1)
23.8
(74.8)
24.7
(76.5)
25.7
(78.3)
27.4
(81.3)
28.6
(83.5)
26.6
(79.9)
Average low °C (°F) 22.7
(72.9)
22.8
(73)
22.6
(72.7)
21.7
(71.1)
20.3
(68.5)
18.7
(65.7)
17.7
(63.9)
17.7
(63.9)
18.1
(64.6)
19.0
(66.2)
20.7
(69.3)
21.8
(71.2)
20.3
(68.6)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 1,076
(42.36)
1,449
(57.05)
1,252
(49.29)
1,104
(43.46)
919
(36.18)
765
(30.12)
903
(35.55)
740
(29.13)
677
(26.65)
622
(24.49)
580
(22.83)
842
(33.15)
10,929
(430.28)
Source: Atlas climatique de La Réunion

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History[edit]

The village of Piton Sainte-Rose was partially destroyed by a lava flow in April 1977.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jumaux, Guillaume (2011). Atlas climatique de La Réunion. Direction interrégionale de La Réunion de Météo France. ISBN 978-2-11-128623-8.

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