Reunion: The OverviewReunion Island (Reunion) is an island located in Africa. It is 200 km east of Madagascar and Mauritius in the Indian Ocean is located in the south. Its capital is Dennis cent. The island is a French Overseas Department. The Portuguese first discovered the island in 1513 and named it Santa Apollonia. Fransisiyon then in 1638 conquered the island, and in 1648 King Louis XIV gave the name Il Brbn to it. Francis and African masses were both on the island. After the revolution Francis Reunion Island in 1793 gave it the present name. Englishmen in 1812 conquered the island and its name has Brbn. When Frans reverted in 1815, its name remained until 1849 Brbn, and it was re-named Reunion Island. Slavery on the island was very prevalent, and the major parts of the population were African slaves until slavery was not ended in 1848. After putting a brake on slavery in India, Malaysia, Thailand etc. and later slaves were brought from China.
Geography of Reunion
Island of Reunion Island is 63 km long and 45 km wide. Its total area is 2,151 km. Located on the far most western shore of the island Pitn the La Fornas here is the highest site and 2611 m above sea level is high. This is often said to the volcanoes of Hawaii because of the climate and volcanic activities are similar to air. The La Fornas 1640 Pitn blossoms is one hundred times and it remains in constant review. The recent explosion took place on August 13, 2004. The total population of 9 million inhabitants of the island and the island are of different racial groups: mixed ethnicity 64%, Indian 28%, European 2%, Chinese 2%, the East African 1%, and other 3%. 84.21% of the total population are non-home Christians. In the Hindu 6.7% other religions, Muslims are 2.15% and 6.25%.
Culture and Lifestyle of Reunion
In music there are two music genres from Reunion: maloya and saga. In 1879, work began on a meter gauge railway line between Saint-Benoit and Saint-Pierre Saint-Denis and this started after four years of construction put into operation in 1883. In the 1960s the line was discontinued. The geographically based concentration of traffic on ring road together with the high density of car traffic is a major issue.
In the north-west and south, the route is two lanes expanded and created in part to an artificial plateau in front of the cliff. The local radio is operated by Radio France d'Outre-Mer (RFO) and is also streamed live on the Internet are available. Some private broadcasters are receiving via internet live stream.