Wednesday 1:38 PM
| 230–3,071 m (755–10,075 ft)
(avg. 446 m or 1,463 ft)|
25°C, Wind E at 11 km/h, 79% Humidity
Arrondissement of Saint-Benoît
Piton des Neiges, Trou de Fer, Bridal Veil Falls, Maison Folio, Rivière du Mât
Salazie is a volcanic caldera and commune (administrative division) in the department and region of Réunion.
The first settlement of the area took place in 1829 after a cyclone had devastated the nearby coast, and the municipality of Salazie was formed in 1889. The name of the commune is potentially derived from the Malagasy word salazy, meaning 'good encampment'.
Salazie lies in the middle of island, north-east of Piton des Neiges (the highest point on the island), in the Cirque de Salazie (actually a volcanic caldera). The commune is totally landlocked, and borders the communes of Bras-Panon, Cilaos, La Possession, Saint-André, Saint-Benoît, Saint-Denis, Sainte-Marie and Sainte-Suzanne.