Covering an area of 2,511 sq. km, Reunion Island is an overseas department and a region of France located in the Indian Ocean.
As observed on the map, Reunion is a rugged volcanic island and consists of rugged mountains that are dissected by short rivers. Located in the west-central part of the Island is the Piton des Neiges volcano – the island’s highest point, which rises to an elevation of 10,069ft (3,069m). Situated on the eastern part of the Island is Piton de la fournaise – an active shield volcano. The lowest point is at the Indian Ocean (0ft) (0m).
Reunion is administratively divided into 4 arrondissements, 24 communes (municipalities) and 49 cantons. In alphabetical order the arrondissements are: Arrondissement of Saint-Benoit (with 6 communes), Arrondissement of Saint-Denis (with 3 communes), Arrondissement of Saint-Paul (with 5 communes) and Arrondissement of Saint-Pierre (with 10 communes).
Covering an area of 2,511 sq. km, Reunion Island is an overseas department and a region of France located in the Indian Ocean. Located on the northern coast of the Island is Saint-Denis – the capital town of Reunion. It serves as the principal administrative center of Reunion.
Reunion Island is an overseas department and a region of France located in the Indian Ocean. It is geographically positioned both in the Southern and Eastern Hemispheres of the Earth. Reunion belongs to the Mascarene group of Islands and is situated about 680km to the east of Madagascar and about 180km to the southwest of Mauritius.
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