Le Port, Réunion

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 34,218 (2017). It is the main harbor city of the island.[3]

Le Port
Harbour in Le Port
Harbour in Le Port
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Location of Le Port
Coordinates: 20°56′22″S 55°17′14″E / 20.9394°S 55.2872°E / -20.9394; 55.2872Coordinates: 20°56′22″S 55°17′14″E / 20.9394°S 55.2872°E / -20.9394; 55.2872
CountryFrance
Overseas region and departmentRéunion
ArrondissementSaint-Paul
CantonLe Port
IntercommunalityTerritoire de la Côte Ouest
Government
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Olivier Hoarau[1]
Area
1
16.62 km2 (6.42 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
33,531
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04:00
INSEE/Postal code
97407 /97420
Elevation0–110 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.

ClimateEdit

Le Port features a hot semi-arid climate (Köppen BSh). Due to located leeward side of the island, Le Port does not receive as much precipitation as Saint-Denis and the eastern part of the island.

Climate data for Le Port, Réunion (1981−2010 normals, extremes 1974−present)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.5
(95.9)
36.9
(98.4)
36.9
(98.4)
36.0
(96.8)
33.8
(92.8)
32.2
(90.0)
30.7
(87.3)
30.7
(87.3)
31.4
(88.5)
32.6
(90.7)
33.5
(92.3)
35.0
(95.0)
36.9
(98.4)
Average high °C (°F) 31.5
(88.7)
31.6
(88.9)
31.3
(88.3)
30.6
(87.1)
29.1
(84.4)
27.6
(81.7)
26.6
(79.9)
26.5
(79.7)
27.0
(80.6)
28.0
(82.4)
29.2
(84.6)
30.6
(87.1)
29.1
(84.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 28.0
(82.4)
28.2
(82.8)
27.8
(82.0)
27.0
(80.6)
25.3
(77.5)
23.7
(74.7)
22.7
(72.9)
22.7
(72.9)
23.1
(73.6)
24.2
(75.6)
25.5
(77.9)
27.1
(80.8)
25.4
(77.7)
Average low °C (°F) 24.5
(76.1)
24.8
(76.6)
24.2
(75.6)
23.3
(73.9)
21.6
(70.9)
19.8
(67.6)
18.9
(66.0)
18.8
(65.8)
19.3
(66.7)
20.5
(68.9)
21.8
(71.2)
23.5
(74.3)
21.7
(71.1)
Record low °C (°F) 21.8
(71.2)
21.0
(69.8)
20.5
(68.9)
19.9
(67.8)
16.8
(62.2)
16.6
(61.9)
14.9
(58.8)
15.5
(59.9)
15.6
(60.1)
15.6
(60.1)
18.5
(65.3)
20.4
(68.7)
14.9
(58.8)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 123.4
(4.86)
147.9
(5.82)
91.0
(3.58)
46.0
(1.81)
21.2
(0.83)
17.5
(0.69)
7.2
(0.28)
8.7
(0.34)
8.8
(0.35)
9.9
(0.39)
22.3
(0.88)
75.4
(2.97)
579.3
(22.81)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1 mm) 7.9 7.6 5.9 3.8 3.0 1.8 1.2 1.4 1.1 1.2 2.4 5.0 42.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 225.4 205.5 219.9 221.1 229.7 226.8 231.9 227.0 209.3 222.2 220.8 231.1 2,670.6
Source: Meteo France[4]

PopulationEdit

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1961 14,906—    
1967 19,768+4.82%
1974 25,068+3.45%
1982 30,131+2.33%
1990 34,692+1.78%
1999 38,412+1.14%
2007 38,313−0.03%
2012 36,952−0.72%
2017 34,128−1.58%
Source: SPLAF[5] and INSEE (1967-2017)[6]

International relationsEdit

Le Port is twinned with:[7]

Politics and mediaEdit

This is the town where the Communist Party of Réunion usually gets most of their votes.[3] Also, the newspaper of the party, Temoignages, has headquarters in Le Port.[3]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2018". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 28 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b c http://www.philbu.net/media-anthropology/wergin_worldmusic.pdf
  4. ^ "Statistiques 1981−2010 et records LE PORT (974)" (PDF) (in French). Meteo France. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  5. ^ SPLAF (Site sur la Population et les Limites Administratives de la France). "Agglomérations et villes de la Réunion". Retrieved 23 February 2021.
  6. ^ Population en historique depuis 1968, INSEE
  7. ^ a b c d e Le Port est jumelé à quatre villes portuaires Archived 2015-09-08 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  8. ^ Les Villes de Durban (eThekwini en zulu) et du Port sont jumelées depuis le 4 novembre 2005 Archived 2014-10-23 at the Wayback Machine (in French)
  9. ^ "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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