Le Tampon

Le Tampon

The church of Le Tampon

Coordinates: 21°16′41″S 55°30′55″E / 21.2781°S 55.5153°E / -21.2781; 55.5153Coordinates: 21°16′41″S 55°30′55″E / 21.2781°S 55.5153°E / -21.2781; 55.5153
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Pierre
Intercommunality Communes du Sud
  Mayor (2014-2020) André Thien Ah Koon
Area1 165.43 km2 (63.87 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 75,631
  Density 460/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97422 / 97430
Elevation 287–2,418 m (942–7,933 ft)
(avg. 546 m or 1,791 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 Tampon (French pronunciation: [lə.tɑ̃.pɔ̃]) is the fourth-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the south-central part of the island of Réunion, adjacent to Saint-Pierre.

In the early twentieth century, the town was the base for the murderer and sorcerer Sitarane.[1]

See also


  1. Iledelareunion.net: Sitarane (French)
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