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Le Port, Réunion

Le Port
Harbor in Le Port
Harbor in Le Port
Coordinates: 20°56′22″S 55°17′14″E / 20.9394°S 55.2872°E / -20.9394; 55.2872
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Paul
Canton Le Port
Intercommunality Territoire de la Côte Ouest
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Olivier Hoarau
Area1 16.62 km2 (6.42 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 36,952
 • Density 2,200/km2 (5,800/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97407 /97420
Elevation 0–110 m (0–361 ft)
(avg. 6 m or 20 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.

Le Port is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located at the extreme northwest corner of the island of Réunion. It has a population of 36,952. It is the main harbor city of the island.[1]

International relations

Twin towns — Sister cities

Le Port is twinned with:[2]

Politics and Media

This is the town where the Communist Party of Réunion usually gets most of their votes.[1] Also, the newspaper of the party, Temoignages, has headquarters in Le Port.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b c []
  2. ^ a b c d e Le Port est jumelé à quatre villes portuaires Archived 2015-09-08 at the Wayback Machine. (in French)
  3. ^ Les Villes de Durban (eThekwini en zulu) et du Port sont jumelées depuis le 4 novembre 2005 (in French)
  4. ^ "Sister Cities Home Page". Archived from the original on 2011-08-10.  eThekwini Online: The Official Site of the City of Durban

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