Island in East Africa, overseas region of France. Located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. Reunion Island - an exotic piece of France in the Indian Ocean. In almost every city in Reunion are chic colonial mansions and European service, and all the signs in French. The main attraction of the island serves its amazing nature. The centuries-old activity of the volcanoes of Reunion formed a variety of landscapes - from the haunting their size circuses with cliffs and waterfalls to small picturesque valleys with lakes.
Réunion laid about 600 miles of hiking trails, so that the island - it's a great place for hiking. The western and southern coast of Reunion employs numerous resorts with beautiful sandy beaches. In the coastal waters stretching coral reefs, where you can go diving and see the colorful inhabitants of this part of the ocean. Basic kinds of tourism in the country - tours, beach holidays, leisure (diving, surfing), hiking.
The location, grounds and landscape
Reunion Island is located in the western Indian Ocean, 220 km south-west of the island of Mauritius and 800 km east of Madagascar. Reunion is part of the Mascarene Islands group.
The country's territory is 2512 km².
The island is of volcanic origin, very mountainous. The highest point - an extinct volcano Piton de Neige (3069 m), the second highest - Gros Morne (3019 m) in the array of Piton de Neige. In the south-east of the island is an active volcano Piton de la Fournaise, a height of 2631 m. Lava fields occupy about 20% of the area of Reunion.
Population: more than 828 thousand people.
Capital: Saint-Denis with 137 thousand inhabitants.
Biggest cities: Saint-Denis.
Languages: official language - French, but still on the island Creole is widespread.
Religion: about 90% of the population - Catholics, there are supporters of the Assemblies of God, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Rastafarians.
Time zone: UTC +4.
Calling code: +262.
Currency: the official currency of the island - Euro. 1 Euro is equal to 100 euro cents. Banknotes in circulation are in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euros and coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 euro cents. Rate 1.00 EUR ≅ 1.36 USD.
Credit card payment systems: Visa, MasterCard, American Express.