The coastline of Petite-Île

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Coordinates: 21°21′21″S 55°33′57″E / 21.3558°S 55.5658°E / -21.3558; 55.5658Coordinates: 21°21′21″S 55°33′57″E / 21.3558°S 55.5658°E / -21.3558; 55.5658
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Pierre
Canton Petite-Île
Intercommunality Villes Solidaires
  Mayor (2014-2020) Serge Hoareau
Area1 33.93 km2 (13.10 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 11,564
  Density 340/km2 (880/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97405 / 97429
Elevation 0–1,581 m (0–5,187 ft)
(avg. 307 m or 1,007 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.

Petite-Île (French: Little Isle) is a commune on the French island and department of Réunion. The commune is bordered by the communes of Saint-Joseph to the east and Saint-Pierre to the west. The commune gets its name from the uninhabited islet off of its coast, the only such islet near Réunion that has vegetation. The commune was established in 1935.


The main economy in the commune is agriculture-based, with cane sugar plantations, along with fruit and vegetable farming.

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