Réunion, previously Île Bourbon is an island and region of France in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and 175 kilometres southwest of Mauritius. As of 2014, it had a population of 844,994. The island has been inhabited since the 17th century, when people from France, Madagascar and Africa settled there. Slavery was abolished on 20 December 1848. A date celebrated yearly on the island, after which indentured workers were brought from South India, among other places. The island became an overseas department of France in 1946. The local language, spoken by the majority of the population, is Réunion Creole. The official language is French.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    20° 53′ 44″ S • of southern latitude
    55° 28′ 38″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    −20.895472°; 55.477284°

Length of Reunion from south to north is 1,132.856 kilometers, from west ot east – from 920.655 km on south to 970.513 km on north.

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Flag of Reunion
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Coat of arms of Reunion

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