Les Trois-Bassins

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Les Trois-Bassins
Coordinates: 21°06′21″S 55°17′42″E / 21.1058°S 55.295°E / -21.1058; 55.295Coordinates: 21°06′21″S 55°17′42″E / 21.1058°S 55.295°E / -21.1058; 55.295
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Paul
Canton Saint-Leu
Intercommunality Territoire de la Côte Ouest
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Daniel Pausé
Area1 42.58 km2 (16.44 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 7,339
 • Density 170/km2 (450/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97423 /97426
Elevation 0–2,898 m (0–9,508 ft)
(avg. 722 m or 2,369 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.

Les Trois-Bassins is a commune in the department of Réunion. It is found on the east coast of the island, and the summit of Grand Bénare lies within its borders. The commune borders Cilaos to the west, Saint-Paul to the north and Saint-Leu to the south. The commune of Trois-Bassins was created on February 27, 1897.


Muhammad Ibn 'Abd al-Karim al-Khattabi, the leader of the Rifs, lived here until May 1947.

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