Official nameRéunion
Name in local languageRéunion (fr)
SubcontinentEast Africa
Population (ranking: 168e)858,450 inhabitants (2021)
Population growth-0.18 % / year
Area2,512 km²
Density341.74 inhabitants / km²
GDP (ranking: 120e)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)
HDI (ranking: n.c.)0.000 / 1 (2017)
EPI (ranking)0.00 (2018)
GovernmentOverseas region and department of France
Head of StatePresident Emmanuel Macron
National Day14 July (French Revolution of 1789)
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.

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 (2018)
Urban areasPopulation
Saint-Denis319,141 inhabitants
Saint-Pierre - Le Tampon221,085 inhabitants
Saint-Paul170,118 inhabitants
Les Herbiers51,224 inhabitants
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See also