Beach of L'Étang-Salé

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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
  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.


Historical population of L'Étang-Salé
(Source: INSEE[1])
Population6 5106 6107 4798 76911 75513 26613 647
From the year 1962 on: No double countingresidents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel) are counted only once.

Economy and tourism


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