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Reunion

Reunion Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Comparative to US places: This entry provides an area comparison based on total area equivalents. Most entities are compared with the entire US or one of the 50 states based on area measurements (1990 revised) provided by the US Bureau of the Census. The smaller entities are compared with Washington, DC (178 sq km, 69 sq mi) or The Mall in Washington, DC (0.59 sq km, 0.23 sq mi, 146 acres).
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Irrigated land: The number of square kilometers of land area that is artificially supplied with water.
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Rhode Island 2011
Area > Comparative to US places slightly smaller than Rhode Island 2006
Area > Land 2,507 sq km 2006 3rd out of 20
Area > Land > Per capita 3.18 sq km per 1,000 people 2006 6th out of 7
Area > Total 2,517 sq km 2006 3rd out of 18
Area > Water 10 sq km 2006 5th out of 6
Climate tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry (May to November), hot and rainy (November to April) 2011
Coastline 207 km 2011 151st out of 225
Elevation extremes > Highest point Piton des Neiges 3,069 m 2006
Geographic coordinates 21 06 S, 55 36 E 2006
Irrigated land 120 sq km 2003 132nd out of 169
Land use > Arable land 13.94% 2005 82nd out of 211
Location Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar 2006
Natural resources fish, arable land, hydropower 2006
Terrain mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast 2006

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

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Reunion Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

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