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    Reunion Geography - 1990

      Total area: 2,510 km2
      land area: 2,500 km2

      Comparative area: slightly smaller than Rhode Island

      Land boundaries: none

      Coastline: 201 km

      Maritime claims:

      Continental shelf: 200 meters or to depth of exploitation;

      Extended economic zone: 200 nm;

      Territorial sea: 12 nm

      Climate: tropical, but 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

      Natural resources: fish, arable land

      Land use: 20% arable land; 2% permanent crops; 4% meadows and pastures; 35% forest and woodland; 39% other; includes 2% irrigated

      Environment: periodic devastating cyclones

      Note: located 750 km east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean

      NOTE: The information regarding Reunion on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Reunion Geography 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Reunion Geography 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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