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Réunion Island, a French department in the Indian Ocean, is known for its volcanic, rainforested interior, coral reefs and beaches. Its most iconic landmark is Piton de la Fournaise, a climbable active volcano standing 2,632m (8,635 ft.). Piton des Neiges, a massive extinct volcano, and Réunion’s 3 calderas (natural amphitheaters formed by collapsed volcanoes), are also climbing destinations.

  • Capital: Saint-Denis
  • Currency: Euro
  • Population: 843,617
  • Area: 2,512 km²
  • GDP $ : 23,501
  • Internet domain: .re
  • Languages: French (official language) , English, German, Spanish, Cantonese, Arabic, Tamil.
  • Exports: Fish, prawns, cereals, auto parts, metal & steel products, garments & textiles, Basmati rice, vegetables, spices.
  • Imports: Metal scraps, recycling materials (waste paper, carton), pulp.