Sainte-Rose, Réunion

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Sainte-Rose
Réunion-Sainte-Rose.png
Location of Sainte-Rose
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
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentRéunion
ArrondissementSaint-Benoît
CantonSaint-Benoît-2
IntercommunalityRéunion Est
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Bruno Mamindy-Pajany
Area
1
177.60 km2 (68.57 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)
6,777
 • Density38/km2 (99/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04:00
INSEE/Postal code
97419 /97439
Elevation0–2,623 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.

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
(82.0)
26.1
(79.0)
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
(73.0)
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
(42.4)
1,449
(57.0)
1,252
(49.3)
1,104
(43.5)
919
(36.2)
765
(30.1)
903
(35.6)
740
(29.1)
677
(26.7)
622
(24.5)
580
(22.8)
842
(33.1)
10,929
(430.3)
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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