"Unité, Travail, Justice" (official)"Unity, Work, Justice" (traditional)
Anthem: "La Marseillaise"
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|Government||Constitutional republic and Representative democracy|
|-||Vice President||Markoaz Davanka|
|-||Head of Army||Ravi Las|
|-||Speaker of House||Devi Mesulia|
- Upper house
- Lower house
House of Representatives
|Independence From France|
|-||Declared||July 1969 4th|
|-||Recognized||July 1969 25th|
|-||Constitution||Fall 1971 1st|
970 sq mi
|-||Water (%)||Screw that!|
|GDP (PPP)||2032 estimate|
|GDP (nominal)||2032 estimate|
|Gini (2011)||31.61 Medium|
|HDI (2013)||01,827 very high|
|Currency||Re'union Cent: Reu
Re'union Dollor: Eroo
|Time zone||(UTC+04:00 - UTC+02.00|
|-||Summer (DST)||(UTC−IDK to −IDK)|
|Drives on the||Left|
|ISO 3166 code||RU|
Réunion is a Democratic island that is located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres southwest of Mauritius. Réunion was one of the overseas departments of France before they split from there power turning into a Republic, with the main language being French.
Administratively, Réunion is divided into four arrondissements, 49 cantons, and 24 communes, most Réunionnaises communes encompass several localities, sometimes separated by significant distances.
The island is 63 kilometres long; 45 kilometres wide; and covers 2,512 square kilometres. It is similar to the Island of Hawaiʻi as both are located above hotspots in the Earth's crust.
The Piton de la Fournaise, a shield volcano on the eastern end of Réunion Island, rises more than 2,631 metres above sea level and is sometimes called a sister to Hawaiian volcanoes because of the similarity of climate and volcanic nature. It has erupted more than 100 times since 1640 and is under constant monitoring. The Piton des Neiges volcano, the highest point on the island at 3,070 metres (10,070 ft) above sea level, is north west of the Piton de la Fournaise. Collapsed calderas and canyons are south west of the mountain. Like Kohala on the Big Island of Hawaii, the Piton des Neiges is extinct.
The slopes of both volcanoes are heavily forested. Cultivated land and cities like the capital city of Saint-Denis are concentrated on the surrounding coastal lowlands. Offshore, part of the west coast is characterised by a coral reef system.
The climate in Réunion is tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation. The weather is cool and dry from May to November, and hot and rainy from November to April. Precipitation levels vary greatly within the island, with the east being much wetter than the west. There is more than 6m of rain a year on some parts of the east and less than 1m a year on the west coast.
Between 7 and 8 January 1966, Cilaos at the centre of Réunion received 73.62 in of rainfall. This is the greatest 24-hour precipitation total ever recorded on earth.
Réunion is home to a variety of birds such as the White-tailed Tropicbird. Its largest land animal is the Panther chameleon, Furcifer pardalis. Much of the West coast is ringed by coral reef which harbours, among other animals, sea urchins, conger eels and parrot fish. Sea turtles and dolphins also inhabit the coastal waters. Humpback whales also migrate north to the island from the Antarctic waters annually during the Southern Hemisphere winter to breed and feed, and can be routinely observed from the shores of Réunion during this season.
At least 19 species formerly endemic to Réunion have become extinct following human colonization.
Sugar was traditionally the chief agricultural product and export. Tourism is now an important source of income.
Currency forms (Reu)Edit
Currency forms (Eroo)Edit
All of Reunion is powered by Geothermal power coming from the Volcano on the Isle.
*Saint-Denis* Le Port Saint-Paul Saint-Louis Saint-Pierre Saint-Joseph Saint-Philippe Saint-Benoit Saint-Andre
The first European discovery of the area was made around 1507 by Portuguese explorers, but the specifics are unclear. The uninhabited island may have been first sighted by the expedition led by Dom Pedro Mascarenhas, who gave his name to the island group around Réunion, the Mascarenes. Réunion itself was dubbed Santa Apolónia after a favorite saint, which suggests that the date of the Portuguese discovery may have been February 9, her saint day. Diogo Lopes de Sequeira is said to have landed on the islands of Reunion and Rodrigues in 1509.
Over a century later, nominal Portuguese rule had left Santa Apolónia virtually untouched. The island was then occupied by France and administered from Port Louis, Mauritius. Although the first French claims date from 1638, when François Cauche and Salomon Goubert visited in June 1638, the island was officially claimed by Jacques Pronis of France in 1642, when he deported a dozen French mutineers to the island from Madagascar. The convicts were returned to France several years later, and in 1649, the island was named Île Bourbon after the House of Bourbon. Colonization started in 1665, when the French East India Company sent the first 20 settlers, Réunion" was the name given to the island in 1793 by a decree of the Convention with the fall of the House of Bourbon in France, and the name commemorates the union of revolutionaries from Marseille with the National Guard in Paris, which took place on 10 August 1792.
Until the day of 1969 Reunion and France signed the Freedom act to leave Reunion free from all French control.
The trade ships came in at 2021 with the news of people and tourists coming give money to people from all around the world the isle of Reunion was a tourist hot spot until the volcano on the isle exploded turning the entire isle to nothing but as the dust fell down and people returned at 2026 people were calm and began to rebuild.
Reunion is a constitutional republic and representative democracy, in which majority rule is tempered by minority rights protected by law.
President: Disana Fhona
Vice-President: Markoaz Davanka
Head of Army: Ravi Las
Speaker of House: Devi Mesulia
Republican Party: Fleix Dani
Democratic Party: Mucina Feix
Communist Party: Marxism Dazak
Trades: Shahdom of Iran, Poland
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(Reunion Military: http://universalminibuilders.wikia.com/wiki/Reunion_Military )