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French depairtment

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.

Owerseas region an depairtment o Fraunce
Banner o Réunion
Coat o airms o Réunion
Coat o airms
Motto(s): Florebo quocumque ferar
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Kintra  Fraunce
Prefectur Saint-Denis, Réunion
Departments 1
 • Preses Didier Robert
 • Total 2,512 km2 (970 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Tot 839,500
 • Density 330/km2 (870/sq mi)
Time zone RET (UTC+04)
ISO 3166 code RE
GDP (2008)[2] Rankit {{{GDP_rank}}}
Tot €14.7 billion (US${{{GDP_US$}}} bn)
Per capita €18,200 (US${{{GDP_per_capita_US$}}})
NUTS Region FR9

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]


  1. « Nous sommes 840.000 Réunionnais à La Réunion », Témoignages, 16 March 2012.
  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.