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Reunion is a French territory that is found in the Indian Ocean off the west coast of Africa. It is located near Mozambique and is a densely populated island. It was once famous for growing sugar cane and coffee, but this island has been transformed as a result of tourism and financial aid from the French government. Here are a few facts about Reunion that are not too common.
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French colonists came to the island, which was known as Bourbon, during the 1640's. The island was used to raise coffee and sugar cane, and the labor was based on slaves that were brought to the area from Madagascar. The island now hosts a mix of cultures and is known for its diverse population of 800,000.
Reunion used to be a popular stopover port by the shipping industry, but this was eliminated with the opening of the Suez Canal. The traditional agricultural economy has been on a downslide, and the country currently has unemployment in the range of 40%.
There are persistent social tensions that are found in this country as a result of the gap in earnings and living conditions of the wealthy and the poor. These conditions led to severe riots during the spring and winter of 1991, and the country's health depends on financial assistance that comes from the French government.
Reunion is a tropical island that has been termed a mini Hawaii and includes a remarkable amount of geographical diversity. There are lava fields, verdant forests and sprawling cities all found on this tiny island as well as numerous beaches that cater to tourists.
Reunion is a travel destination and is known for its variable climate. It includes many high mountains that affect the weather, and there are generally only two distinct seasons. December through April is the summer, and the island is home to hot, rainy weather. April to October is the winter, and these months are cool and dry.

The capital of Reunion is Saint-Denis. The currency of Reunion is the Euro(EUR)
RĂ©union is an African country

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Airports in Reunion

Saint-Denis - Gillot, and Saint-Pierre - Pierrefonds

The Country dialling code of Reunion is +262, and the TLD (Top-level domain) of Reunion is .re

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Coordinates (in Latitude & Longitude) of Reunion

21 06 S, 55 36 E

Kilometers of coastline

207 kilometers

Square kilometers of land

2,507 square kilometers

Square kilometers of water

10 square kilometers

Birth rate

18.9 / 1000 population

Death rate

5.49 / 1000 population

Irrigated land

120 sq km
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