Reunion Geography

What is the terrain and geography like in Reunion?

Climate:

tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry from May to November, hot and rainy from November to April

Reunion Use of Natural Resources

Reunion Environment

Climate:

tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry from May to November, hot and rainy from November to April

Terrain:

mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast

Natural Resources:

fish, arable land, hydropower

Natural Hazards:

periodic, devastating cyclones (December to April); Piton de la Fournaise on the southeastern coast is an active volcano

Environmental Issues:

NA

Reunion Geography

Geographic Location Indian Ocean
Total Area 972 Square Miles
2,517 Square Kilometers
Land Area 968 Square Miles
2,507 Square Kilometers
Water Area 4 Square Miles
10 Square Kilometers
Coastline 129 Miles
207 Kilometers
Geographic Coordinates 21 06 S, 55 36 E
Terrain mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast
Highest Point 3,069 Meters
Highest Point Location Piton des Neiges 3,069 m
Lowest Point Location Indian Ocean 0 m
Natural Resources fish, arable land, hydropower
Daylight saving time +1hr, begins last Sunday in March; ends last Sunday in October
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