Sainte-Suzanne, Réunion

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Location
20°54'20"S
055°36'25"E
Country
 France
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Description

Sainte-Suzanne is a commune on the north coast of the French island and department of Réunion.

Geography

It is bordered by the communes of Saint-André, Sainte-Marie and Salazie. The course of the Saint-Jean River denoted the border between Saint-André and Saint-Suzanne. Quartier-Français is a village in this commune.

History

The town, along with Saint-Denis, was founded in 1667 by Étienne Regnault, the first governor of the island.

Population

Personalities

The following people were natives of Sainte-Suzanne: Edmond Albius (1829–1880), a slave who discovered the artificial pollination of vanilla. Élie Hoarau (born 1938), politician. René-Paul Victoria (born 1954), politician.
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