Where is Reunion located?

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Reunion Weather

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Reunion Facts and Culture

What is Reunion famous for?

  • Diet: Reunion's cuisine combine some Creole, French as well as Indian and Chinese foods. The famous and ubiquitous local dish called "cari"... More

Reunion Facts

What is the capital of Reunion?

Capital Saint-Denis
Government Type NA
Currency Euro (EUR)
Total Area 972 Square Miles
2,517 Square Kilometers
Location Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Language French (official), Creole widely used
GDP - per capita (PPP) $0.00 (USD)

Reunion Demographics

What is the population of Reunion?

Ethnic Groups French, African, Malagasy, Chinese, Pakistani, Indian
Nationality Noun Reunionese (singular and plural)

Reunion Government

What type of government does Reunion have?

Executive Branch chief of state: President Jacques CHIRAC of France (since 17 May 1995), represented by Prefect Laurent CAYREL (since 16 July 2005)

head of government: President of the General Council Nassimah DINDAR (since NA March 2004) and President of the Regional Council Paul VERGES (since NA March 1993)

cabinet: NA

elections: French president elected by popular vote for a five-year term; prefect appointed by the French president on the advice of the French Ministry of the Interior; the presidents of the General and Regional Councils are elected by the members of those councils
Suffrage 18 years of age; universal
National Holiday Bastille Day, 14 July (1789)
Constitution 28 September 1958 (French Constitution)
Independence none (overseas department of France)

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Reunion Geography

What environmental issues does Reunion have?

Climate tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry from May to November, hot and rainy from November to April
Environment - Current Issues NA
Terrain mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast

Reunion Economy

How big is the Reunion economy?

Economic Overview The economy has traditionally been based on agriculture, but services now dominate. Sugarcane has been the primary crop for more than a century, and in some years it accounts for 85% of exports. The government has been pushing the development of a tourist industry to relieve high unemployment, which amounts to one-third of the labor force. The gap in Reunion between the well-off and the poor is extraordinary and accounts for the persistent social tensions. The white and Indian communities are substantially better off than other segments of the population, often approaching European standards, whereas minority groups suffer the poverty and unemployment typical of the poorer nations of the African continent. The outbreak of severe rioting in February 1991 illustrates the seriousness of socioeconomic tensions. The economic well-being of Reunion depends heavily on continued financial assistance from France.
Industries sugar, rum, cigarettes, handicraft items, flower oil extraction
Currency Name and Code Euro (EUR)
Export Partners France 74%, Japan 6%, Comoros 4%
Import Partners France 64%, Bahrain 3%, Germany 3%, Italy 3%

Reunion News and Current Events

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