Réunion

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Réunion
Banner o Réunion
Banner
Coat o airms o Réunion
Coat o airms
Motto(s): 
Département 974 in France (zoom).svg
Kintra Fraunce
PrefecturSaint-Denis, Réunion
Departments1
Govrenment
 • PresesDidier Robert
Area
 • Total2,512 km2 (970 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Tot839,500
 • Density330/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+04 (RET)
ISO 3166 codeRE
GDP (2008)[2]Rankit {{{GDP_rank}}}
Tot€14.7 billion (US${{{GDP_US$}}} bn)
Per capita€18,200 (US${{{GDP_per_capita_US$}}})
NUTS RegionFR9
Wabsteidwww.reunion.fr/en

Réunion (French: La Réunion, IPA: [la 'ʁeynjɔ̃] ( listen); previously Île Bourbon) is a French island wi a population o aboot 800,000 locatit in the Indie Ocean, east o Madagascar, aboot 200 kilometres (120 mi) sooth wast o Mauritius, the nearest island.

Admeenistratively, Réunion is ane o the owerseas depairtments o Fraunce. Lik the ither owerseas depairtments, Réunion is ane o the 27 regions o Fraunce an aw (bein an owerseas region) an an integral pairt o the Republic wi the same status as those situatit on the European mainland.

Réunion is an ootermaist region o the European Union an, as an owerseas depairtment o Fraunce, is pairt o the Eurozone.[3]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. « Nous sommes 840.000 Réunionnais à La Réunion », Témoignages, 16 March 2012.
  2. http://www.insee.fr/fr/themes/document.asp?amp;reg_id=24&ref_id=6802
  3. Réunion is pictured on aw Euro banknotes, on the back at the bottom o each note, richt o the Greek ΕΥΡΩ (EURO) next tae the denomination.