Saint-Paul, Réunion

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Subprefecture and commune
A view over the town centre and the gulf of Saint-Paul
A view over the town centre and the gulf of Saint-Paul
Coat of arms of Saint-Paul
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 21°00′35″S 55°16′11″E / 21.0097°S 55.2697°E / -21.0097; 55.2697Coordinates: 21°00′35″S 55°16′11″E / 21.0097°S 55.2697°E / -21.0097; 55.2697
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Paul
Canton 3 cantons
Intercommunality Territoire de la Côte Ouest
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Joseph Sinimalé (UMP)
Area1 241.28 km2 (93.16 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 104,646
 • Density 430/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97415 /97460
Elevation 0–2,955 m (0–9,695 ft)
(avg. 4 m or 13 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.

Saint-Paul (French pronunciation: ​[sɛ̃.pɔl]) is the second-largest commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the extreme west side of the island of Réunion.

Until 1999, near Saint Paul there was the 428 metres tall mast OMEGA Chabrier transmitter.


Saint-Paul will be the western terminus of the proposed Réunion Tram Train (abandoned project).


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