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21°7'33 / 55°31'30
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Reunion Introduction

Reunion Island is 63 kilometers (39 miles) long and 45 kilometers (28 miles) wide, covering an area of ​​2,512 square kilometers (970 square miles). It is located above the crustal hotspot, there are many infrastructure and special tourist attractions that utilize crustal heat. The Furnas volcano is located in the east of the island with an altitude of 2,632 meters. After 1640, the volcano erupted more than 100 times. The last volcanic eruption was September 11, 2016. Because of its volcanic characteristics and weather similar to Hawaiian volcanoes, it is also called "the sister of Hawaiian volcanoes. The seaside of Reunion is beautiful, and the white sandy beaches attract many tourists. Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities in Reunion. The climate is tropical, May to November are particularly cool and dry, December to April is particularly hot and often rains. Rainfall varies from region to region, and the eastern part of the island is more rainy than the western part. /p>

Except for the narrow plains along the coast, all of them belong to mountains and plateaus. The peak on the island is about 3,019 meters, which is the volcanic peak of GrosMorne (French: GrosMorne) ( It is adjacent to Neifeng extinct volcano, with an elevation of 3,069 meters). The coast has a tropical rain forest climate, which is hot and humid throughout the year; the inner mountains have an alpine climate, which is mild and cool. The average temperature of the hottest month is 26 ℃, and the coldest month is 20 ℃. May to November is dry. Season, from November to April of the following year is the rainy season.

(Historicists believe that Arabs may have settled on Reunion in the Middle Ages) Reunion was discovered by the Portuguese in 1513 It was ruled by France in 1649 and established a nautical station on the island. It was occupied by Britain in 1810. In 1815, Britain returned the island to France. In 1848, it was named Reunion. In 1946, France declared Reunion as an overseas province. , Is one of France’s overseas provinces. In addition to being one of the country’s overseas territories, the administrative region is at the same level as the French mainland.

Except for Reunion Outside the island, the Reunion Overseas Province also governs 5 islands: New Juan Island, Europa Island, Indus Reef, Glorieus Islands and Tromland Island. The sovereignty of the first four islands is in dispute with Madagascar. The last island is disputed with Mauritius.

The population density on the island is very high. In addition to French whites, there are also Chinese, Indians, and blacks. However, because France prohibits recording ethnic distribution in the census, all ethnic groups There are no specific statistics on the population of. French is the official language and a small number of people are proficient in English. 94% of the people believe in Catholicism. The capital (Préfecture) is Saint-Denis on the north coast of the island.

Reunion Wangdao’s traditional dishes include rice, beans, meat or fish, and hot peppers. It is supplemented with spices, such as curcuma, lemongrass, capers, curry, etc. Due to the diverse population, the cuisine is quite diverse, such as curry Influenced by Indian immigrants, fried noodles are influenced by Chinese immigrants. The use of cassava or corn for cakes is caused by African immigrants. Since most of Reunion’s food is imported from France, there are also many dishes that are as good as the French mainland.

The economy is dominated by agriculture, fisheries, and tourism. The main agricultural crops such as sugarcane, vanilla and geranium are used to produce sucrose and geranium essential oil; the latter is the production area of ​​many French essential oils and perfumes. The degree of industrialization is relatively high. Low, sugar is the main industry. The economic development mainly depends on French aid. The currency uses the euro.

Reunion is known as a small Europe and is a holiday destination. The most famous of Reunion is the volcano. There is an active volcano Loveis that erupts frequently, In addition, the lava ejection often lasts for several months and is an important tourist attraction.

Reunion Island is divided into winter and summer. May to November is winter, cool and rainy, and December to April is summer, hot and humid.

The coastal climate is tropical rain forest, which is hot and humid throughout the year; the inland has a mountain climate, which is mild and cool.

The average temperature of the hottest month is 26℃, and that of the coldest month is 20℃. It is cool and dry from May to November each year, and hot and rainy from November to April. On March 9, 1998, the Piton de la Fournaise volcano erupted on the island. When summer arrives, the humid climate in the Indian Ocean comes from a source, and there is an active volcano on the island at an altitude of 3,069 meters. The humid airflow encounters high mountains, and the upward movement of the airflow is extremely intense, forming a rare heavy rain. Most are plateaus and mountains, with narrow plains along the coast.