STATUS: Organized Work
CHURCHES: 4 Churches
Career Missionaries Chris & Paula Richardson
RÉUNION – Country Information
Réunion has a population of 859,959 as of 2020.
2,510 sq km / 969 sq mi (similar size to Rhode Island)
The capital, Saint-Denis, lies wedged between the ocean and a mountain on the north coast of the island.
5% Chinese, East African, South Asian, and Malagasy
86% Roman Catholic
Chinese Folk Religion
Réunion consists of a beautiful coastline, mountains with peaks over 9,000 ft, such as Piton des Neiges that summits at 10,069 feet, as well as an active volcano, Piton de la Fournaise.
Réunion’s economy is mostly based on sugar. They also grow vanilla, fruits and vegetables, and tobacco. The main exports are sugar and sugar by-products such as molasses and rum.
For the last ten years the Piton de la Fournaise, an active volcano in Réunion, has erupted every nine months.
Réunion was colonized by France until 1946. It became an overseas department of France which made the Réunionaise people full citizens of France.
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