Réunion

Official nameRéunion
Name in local languageRéunion (fr)
ContinentAfrica
SubcontinentEast Africa
Population (ranking: 168e)866,506 inhabitants (2019)
Population growth0.49 % / year
Area2,512 km²
Density344.95 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 121e)19.260 billions $USD (2015)
GDP/capita (ranking)22,777 $USD (2015)
GDP growth2.80 % / year (2015)
Life expectancy (ranking)80.40 years (2014)
Birth rate16.80 ‰ (2014)
Fertility rate2.45 children / woman (2014)
Death rate (ranking)5.20 ‰ (2014)
Infant mortality rate (ranking)7.10 ‰ (2014)
Literacy rate99.84 % (2015)
Official languagesFrench
CurrencyEuro (€ EUR)
HDIunknown
EPI (ranking)unknown
GovernmentOverseas region and department of France
Head of StatePresident Emmanuel Macron
National Day14 July (French Revolution of 1789)
ISO CodesRE, REU
DemonymRéunionese, French
Tourists (ranking)426,000 people (2015)
Réunion – petite

Réunion is an island in the southwestern Indian Ocean that forms a French overseas department and region. It is located in the Mascarene archipelago about 700 kilometers east of Madagascar and 170 kilometers southwest of Mauritius, the nearest land.

Réunion
Réunion
Paysage de l'intérieur de l'île de la Réunion
Countryside of the Réunion
Volcan Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion
Volcano Piton de la Fournaise, Réunion
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Urban areas (2016)
Urban areasPopulation
Saint-Denis204,304 inhabitants
Saint-Pierre180,582 inhabitants
Saint-Paul180,376 inhabitants
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See also