Réunion

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Réunion
Overseas region o Fraunce
Flag of Réunion
Flag
Kintra Banner o Fraunce Fraunce
Prefectur Saint-Denis, Réunion
Depairtments 1
Government
 • Preses Didier Robert
Area
 • Total 2,512 km2 (970 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 839,500
 • Density 330/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zone RET (UTC+04)
ISO 3166 code RE
GDP/ Nominal € 14.7 billion (2008)[2]
GDP per capita € 18,200 (2008)[2]
NUTS Region FR9
Website www.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. Like the ither owerseas depairtments, Réunion is ane o the 27 regions o Fraunce an aw (being 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. 2.0 2.1 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.