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    Reunion Geography 2001

      Location: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar

      Geographic coordinates: 21 06 S, 55 36 E

      Map references: World

      total: 2,512 sq km
      land: 2,502 sq km
      water: 10 sq km

      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Rhode Island

      Land boundaries: 0 km

      Coastline: 207 km

      Maritime claims:
      exclusive economic zone: 200 NM
      territorial sea: 12 NM

      Climate: tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry from May to November, hot and rainy from November to April

      Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast

      Elevation extremes:
      lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
      highest point: Piton des Neiges 3,069 m

      Natural resources: fish, arable land, hydropower

      Land use:
      arable land: 17%
      permanent crops: 2%
      permanent pastures: 5%
      forests and woodland: 35%
      other: 41% (1993 est.)

      Irrigated land: 60 sq km (1993 est.)

      Natural hazards: periodic, devastating cyclones (December to April); Piton de la Fournaise on the southeastern coast is an active volcano

      Environment - current issues: NA

      NOTE: The information regarding Reunion on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Reunion Geography 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Reunion Geography 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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