L'Étang-Salé

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L'Étang-Salé
Beach of L'Étang-Salé
Beach of L'Étang-Salé
Coat of arms of L'Étang-Salé
Coat of arms
Réunion-Étang-Salé.png
Coordinates: 21°15′58″S 55°22′01″E / 21.2661°S 55.3669°E / -21.2661; 55.3669Coordinates: 21°15′58″S 55°22′01″E / 21.2661°S 55.3669°E / -21.2661; 55.3669
Country France
Overseas region and department Réunion
Arrondissement Saint-Pierre
Canton L'Étang-Salé
Intercommunality Villes Solidaires
Government
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Jean-Claude Lacouture
Area1 38.65 km2 (14.92 sq mi)
Population (2012)2 13,647
 • Density 350/km2 (910/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 97404 / 97427
Elevation 0–1,781 m (0–5,843 ft)
(avg. 31 m or 102 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.

L'Étang-Salé (French for The Salty Pond) is a commune in the department and region of Réunion. It is bordered by the communes of Les Avirons and Saint-Louis. Within the commune is the Étang-Salé forest. There is also a beach with black sand in the commune that is a popular surfing spot.

Demographie[edit]

Historical population of L'Étang-Salé
(Source: INSEE[1])
Year 1967 1974 1981 1990 1999 2006 2012
Population 6 510 6 610 7 479 8 769 11 755 13 266 13 647
From the year 1962 on: No double counting—residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Economy and tourism[edit]

  • there is an industrial zone in L'Étang-Salé
  • a popular surfing beach in L'Étang-Salé-les-Bains
  • several hotels
  • an 18-hole golf course
  • Croc' Park - a crocodile park

Images[edit]

Surfing in Etang-Salé

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