Ten fun facts about Réunion


Fact 1
Reunion Island is one of the twenty-six regions of France and an integral part of the Republic as an overseas region.

Fact 2
The capital is Saint-Denis. Reunion Island remained French colony throughout except for a brief occupation by British from 1810 to 1815.

Fact 3
The official currency of the country is the Euro.


Fact 4
The majority of the people in this country are Catholics, followed by Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists.

Fact 5
The official language is French though Reunion Creole, derived from French, is the most widely spoken language in Reunion Island.

Fact 6
The climate varies from humid to dry tropical to Mediterranean. The temperatures moderate with elevation. Reunion Island is cool and dry from May to November, hot and rainy from November to April.

Fact 7
Piton des Neiges forms the highest point in at 10,069 ft and the lowest point in Reunion Island is formed by the Indian Ocean at 0 ft.

Fact 8
Natural resources are fish, arable land and hydropower. Sugarcane industry dominates the economy. The major industries include sugar, rum, handicrafts and flower oil extraction.

Fact 9
The main exports of Reunion include sugar, seafood, rum and vanilla. Imports include manufactured goods, beverages and food, tobacco, raw materials, machinery and transportation equipment and petroleum products.

Fact 10
Reunion Island is a part of the Indian Ocean Commission. The culture is a blend of European, African, Indian, Chinese and insular traditions.


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Short about Réunion
Is an island that is situated in the Indian Ocean to the south west of Mauritius and Madagascar to its west.


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