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Salazie

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Country  France
Canton  Salazie
INSEE/Postal code  97421 /97433
Population  7,065 (2006)
Overseas region and department  Réunion
Intercommunality  Réunion Est
Area  103.8 km²
Local time  Wednesday 1:38 PM
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Elevation  230–3,071 m (755–10,075 ft) (avg. 446 m or 1,463 ft)
Weather  25°C, Wind E at 11 km/h, 79% Humidity
Arrondissement  Arrondissement of Saint-Benoît
Points of interest  Piton des Neiges, Trou de Fer, Bridal Veil Falls, Maison Folio, Rivière du Mât

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Salazie is a volcanic caldera and commune (administrative division) in the department and region of Réunion.

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Map of Salazie, Reunion

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'.

Canyoning trou blanc cirque de salazie


Geography

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.

References

Salazie Wikipedia


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