Saint-Leu, Réunion

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Town Hall
Town Hall
Coat of arms of Saint-Leu
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 21°09′59″S 55°17′13″E / 21.1664°S 55.2869°E / -21.1664; 55.2869Coordinates: 21°09′59″S 55°17′13″E / 21.1664°S 55.2869°E / -21.1664; 55.2869
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Paul
Intercommunality Territoire de la Côte Ouest
 • Mayor (2008-2014) Thierry Jean Bernard Robert
 • Land1 118.37 km2 (45.70 sq mi)
Population (2007)
 • Population2 29,713
 • Population2 density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97413 / 97436
Elevation 0–2,782 m (0–9,127 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-Leu is a commune in the French overseas department of Réunion. It is located on the west side of the island of Réunion.



It is a reputaded surf spot. Various surfing competitions have been held in Saint-Leu, including World Qualifying Series (WQS) and ASP World Tour (WCT)[1] competitions. It is well known for its famous left wave.


There is a paragliding base at Colimaçons. Paragliding World Cup races have been held in Saint-Leu in 2003 and 2006, and Pre World Cup Tour race in 2010[2]

Points of interest[edit]

Neighborhoods of Saint Leu[edit]

  • Downtown Saint-Leu
  • Chaloupe Saint-Leu
  • Pointe au Sel
  • Bras Mouton;
  • Bac en fer
  • Cap Saint-Leu
  • La Fontaine
  • L'Etang Saint-Leu
  • La Pointe des Châteaux
  • Les Colimaçons
  • Le Plate
  • Grand Fond
  • Stella Matutina
  • Le Portail
  • Piton Saint-Leu


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