Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion

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Sainte-Suzanne
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Coordinates: 20°54′20″S 55°36′26″E / 20.9056°S 55.6072°E / -20.9056; 55.6072Coordinates: 20°54′20″S 55°36′26″E / 20.9056°S 55.6072°E / -20.9056; 55.6072
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Denis
Canton Saint-Suzanne
Intercommunality Nord de la Réunion
Government
 • Mayor (2001–2007) Maurice Gironcel
Area1 58.84 km2 (22.72 sq mi)
Population (2011)2 22,574
 • Density 380/km2 (990/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97420 / 97441
Elevation 0–1,449 m (0–4,754 ft)
(avg. 5 m or 16 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.

Sainte-Suzanne is a commune on the north coast of the French island and department of Réunion. It is bordered by the communes of Saint-André, Sainte-Marie and Salazie. The course of the Saint-Jean River denoted the border between Saint-André and Saint-Suzanne. The town, along with Saint-Denis, was founded in 1667 by Étienne Regnault, the first governor of the island.

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The following people were natives of Sainte-Suzanne:

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