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.