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
Overseas region and departmentRéunion
CantonSaint-Leu and L'Étang-Salé
IntercommunalityTerritoire de la Côte Ouest
 • Mayor (2014-2020) Thierry Robert (LPA)
Area1118.37 km2 (45.70 sq mi)
Population (2012)232,971
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code97413 /97436
Elevation0–2,782 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 well-known 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] and 2015.[3] In 2016 the city will held again a Paragliding World Cup race (October 2016).[4]

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Neighborhoods of Saint Leu[edit]



  1. ^ "asphawii FAQ". Archived from the original on 2009-10-30.
  2. ^ "Pre PWC France Reunion Island Saint-Leu 2010 - Paragliding World Cup".
  3. ^ "2015 French Pre World Cup - Reunion Island, St Leu - Paragliding World Cup".
  4. ^ "2016 World Cup - Reunion Island ::: Saint Leu (Max 105 pilots) - Paragliding World Cup".

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