Reunion Island

The French region of Reunion is an island in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar and southwest of Mauritius. Some quick facts about the Reunion include:

  • Reunion is the outermost region of the European Union.

  • The island is one of 27 regions of France. Other regions of France that are found overseas include Martinque and Guadeloupe.

  • The official currency of Reunion Island is Euro.

  • Although sugarcane is still the main economic source in Reunion, tourism is becoming a popular source of income for the island.

  • Roman Catholicism is the country’s main religion; nearly 85% of the population follows the Catholic faith. The remainder of the population is either Christian (2.2%) or other (0.3%).

  • The culture in Reunion is a mix of European, Indian, Chinese, and African.