Réunion


Department of Reunion
Capital: St. Denis Nationality: Reunionese Population: 776,948
Currency: euro(EUR) Off. Lang: French Area: 2,517 sq km
Internet DM: re GDP: $4.57 bil. Life Exp: 73.95 yrs.
Literacy: 88.9% Location: 21 06 S, 55 36 E Calling Code: 262

Réunion is an overseas department of France, east of Madagascar, located 21 06 S, 55 36 E.  Saint-Denis is the capital. French is the official language.

Demographics

The territory has a population of 802,855. Its ethnic breakdown is 42.6% mixed race (black-white-south Asian) ,3.4% East African, 25.6% white, 23% South Asian (20% Tamil), 3.4% Chinese, 1.4% Malagasy, and 0.6% other. Réunion is 87.8% Christian (81.8% Roman Catholic, 4.2% Pentecostal), 4.5% Hindu, 4.2% Muslim, 1.7% nonreligious, and 1.8% other. Réunion has a literacy rate of 88.9%.


Works Cited

Worldstatesman.org, Réunion
CIA Factbook, Reunion