Atlas of La Réunion

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La Réunion

Français La Réunion

La Réunion est une île de formation volcanique de l’Océan Indien dans l’archipel des Mascareignes. Elle se situe à environ 700 km à l’est de Madagascar et à 200 km au sud-ouest de l’île Maurice. Inhabitée jusqu'en 1665, son territoire de 2 512 km² compte aujourd’hui, trois siècles et demi plus tard, près de 800 000 habitants, d’origines africaines, européennes et asiatiques, souvent très métissées. Administrativement, La Réunion est en France à la fois une région d’outre-mer et un département d’outre-mer (numéro 974), ainsi qu’une région ultrapériphérique de l’Union Européenne .

English Reunion - Reunion Region

Reunion is an island and overseas department of France, located in the Indian Ocean east of ► Madagascar, about 200 km southwest of ► Mauritius, the nearest island. Reunion is one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and is a constituent part of the French Republic with the same status as those regions which are situated on the European mainland.

Short name Reunion
Official name Reunion Region
Status Overseas region and constituent part of the French Republic (French since 1815)
Location Indian Ocean
Capital Saint-Denis
Population 853,659 inhabitants
Area 2,512 km²
Major language(s) French, Creole from Reunion Island
Major religion(s) Roman Catholicism
More information Reunion, Geography of Reunion, History of Reunion and Politics of Reunion
More images Reunion - Reunion (Category).

General maps

Map of Reunion
Map showing the location of Reunion in the Indian Ocean
Climate map of Reunion
Satellite image of Reunion

Historical map

Carte de 1763

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