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Saint-Denis, Réunion

Saint-Denis Reunion
Panoramic view of the city from the heights of Bellepierre
Administration
Full nameSaint-Denis
CountryFrance
ArrondissementSaint-Denis
IntercommunalityNord de la Réunion
MayorGilbert Annette (2008 2014)
Statistics
Elevation75.5 ft (23 m)
Highest Elevation7467.2 ft (2276 m)
Lowest Elevation0 ft (0 m)
Land Area55.1 sq mi (142.79 km2)
Total Population142241 (2007)
- Density2580.2/sq mi (996.2/km2)
Postal code97400
INSEE97411

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Saint-Denis (-frsɛ̃.də.ni, or unofficially Saint-Denis de la Réunion for disambiguation) is the préfecture (administrative capital) of the French overseas region and department of Réunion, in the Indian Ocean. It is located at the island's northernmost point, close to the mouth of the Rivière Saint-Denis.

Saint-Denis is the most populous commune in the French overseas departments. At the 1999 census, there were 158,139 inhabitants in the urban area of Saint-Denis, 131,557 of whom lived in the city (commune) of Saint-Denis proper and the remainder in the neighbouring commune of Sainte-Marie.


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