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About Reunion

Reunion is situated in the Indian Ocean and is governed by France. It was previously known as lle Bourbon. The mountains, beaches and the impressive scenery of Reunion are the major tourist attractions. Reunion is promoted as an important tourist destination of France.


Area :

2,512 square km (970 square miles)

Population :

839,500
 

Language :

French, Reunion Creole

Calling Code :

+262

Time zone :

UTC+4

Currency :

Euro


Climate & Geography

The Reunion has a temperate climate and the temperature becomes moderate as areas of elevation are reached. The period between May and November is cool the rains occur in the period between November and April. Rainfall is measured at more than 6 meters at a few places and less than 1 meter at a few others.

The highest point in Reunion is the Piton des Neiges volcano and it measures at 3,070 meters (10,070 feet). There are lots of volcanic mountains and they are kept under constant monitoring.

Territory & Capital : Reunion is located in the Indian Ocean, to the east of Madagascar and at a distance of about 200 km from Mauritius Saint-Denis is the administrative capital of Reunion. The population of Saint-Denis was 158,139 according to the census of 1999.   

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The period between April and September is the best time to visit Reunion. The weather is mild and the temperatures are moderate.

Transportation

The two major ports of Le Port and Pointe des Galets provide the means of transportation by sea. The highways and airways also provide good transportation services.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Contact the nearest French embassy for details on the procurement of visas.


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