Reunion – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Full name: Reunion

Nationality        noun: Reunionese (singular and plural) 

        adjective: Reunionese

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Area          total: 2,517 sq km         water: 10 sq km 

        land: 2,507 sq km

Population: 776,948 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups:        French        African        Malagasy        Chinese        Pakistani

        Indian

Capital: Saint-Denis, population 160,000

Largest Cities 
        Saint. Pierre – 130,000    
        Saint  Paul – 90,000

Official Language: French 

Religion
        Roman Catholic 86%        Hindu        Muslim        Buddhist  

Political system: On 19 March 1946, the island obtained the status of an overseas French Department and became fully French  

GDP: purchasing power parity – $4.57 billion (2004 est.)  

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $6,000 (2004 est.)

Annual growth: 2.5% (2004 est.) 

GDP – composition by sector        agriculture: 8%         industry: 19% 

        services: 73% (2000 est.)

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