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Réunion
—  Overseas region of France  —

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Country France
Prefecture Saint-Denis, Réunion
Departments 1
Government
 - President Paul Vergès (PCR)
Area
 - Total 2,512 km2 (969.9 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 - Total 827,000
 Density 329.2/km2 (852.7/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+4 (UTC+4)
GDP/ Nominal € 14.7 billion (2008)[2]
NUTS Region FR9

Réunion (French: La Réunion, IPA: [la ʁeynjɔ̃]  ( listen); previously Île Bourbon) is a French island of about 800,000 population located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar, about 200 kilometres (120 mi) south west of Mauritius, the nearest island.

Administratively, Réunion is one of the overseas départements of France. Like the other overseas departments, Réunion is also one of the twenty-six regions of France (being an overseas region) and an integral part of the Republic with the same status as those situated on the European mainland.

Réunion is an outermost region of the European Union and, as an overseas department of France, is part of the Eurozone. Due to its location in a time zone to the east of Europe, Réunion was the first region in the world where the euro became legal tender.[3]

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History

Arab sailors formerly called the island Adna Al Maghribain (“The closest of the two western islands”). Chola navy landed in the island during 11th century and called it as Theemai Theevu, which means Island of destruction referring to the presence of volcanoes in the Island, which is inscribed on the Tanjore inscription of 1050AD. The Portuguese are thought to have been the first European visitors, finding it uninhabited in 1635, and naming it after Saint Apollonia.

The island was then occupied by France and administered from Port Louis, Mauritius. Although the French flag was hoisted by François Cauche in 1638, Santa Apollonia 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 royal house. Colonization started in 1665, when the French East India Company sent the first twenty 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. In 1801, the island was renamed "Île Bonaparte," after Napoleon Bonaparte. The island was invaded by a Royal Navy squadron led by Commodore Josias Rowley in 1810, who used the old name of “Bourbon”. When it was restored to France by the Congress of Vienna in 1815, the island retained the name of "Bourbon" until the fall of the restored Bourbons during the French Revolution of 1848, when the island was once again given the name “Réunion”.

Map of Réunion

From the 17th to the 19th centuries, French immigration supplemented by influxes of Africans, Chinese, Malays, and Indians gave the island its ethnic mix. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 reduced the importance of the island as a stopover on the East Indies trade route.

During the Second World War, Réunion was under the authority of the Vichy Regime until 30 November 1942, when the island was liberated by the destroyer Léopard.

Réunion became a département d'outre-mer (overseas départment) of France on 19 March 1946. Its département code is 974.

Between 15 and 16 March 1952, Cilaos at the centre of Réunion received 1,869.9 millimetres (73.62 in) of rainfall. This is the greatest 24-hour precipitation total ever recorded on earth. The island also holds the record for most rainfall in 72 hours, 3,929 millimetres (154.7 in) at Commerson's Crater in March 2007 from Cyclone Gamede.

In 2005 and 2006 Réunion was hit by a crippling epidemic of chikungunya, a disease spread by mosquitoes which led to more than 200 deaths. According to the BBC News, 255,000 people on Réunion had contracted the disease as of 26 April 2006.[4] The disease also spread to Madagascar[5] and to mainland France through airline travel. Then French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin sent an emergency aid package worth 36 million euros ($57.6M U.S. dollars) and deployed approximately five hundred French troops in an effort to eradicate mosquitoes.

Politics

Réunion sends five members of parliament, députés to the French National Assembly and three senators to the Senate.

Arrondissements, cantons, and communes

Administratively, Réunion is divided into 4 arrondissements, 24 cantons, and 24 communes.[6] It is a French overseas département as well as a French region. The low number of communes, compared to French metropolitan departments of similar size and population, is unique; most Réunionnaises communes encompass several localities, sometimes separated by significant distances. Réunion is part of the Indian Ocean Commission.

Major communities

Geography

View from satellite.

The island is 63 kilometres (39 mi) long; 45 kilometres (28 mi) wide; and covers 2,512 square kilometres (970 sq mi). It is similar to the island Hawaii insofar 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 (8,632 ft) 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. It most recently erupted on 2 January 2010[7]. Before that, the most noticeable was during April 2007, when the lava flow was estimated at 3,000,000 cubic metres (3,900,000 cu yd) per day.[8] The Piton de la Fournaise is created by a hotspot volcano, which also created the Piton des Neiges and the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues.

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. Despite its name, snow (French: neige) practically never falls on the summit.

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.

Réunion also has three calderas: the Cirque de Salazie, the Cirque de Cilaos and the Cirque de Mafate. The last is accessible only by foot or helicopter.

Economy

Sugar was traditionally the chief agricultural product and export. Tourism is now an important source of income. In 2007 the GDP of Réunion was 18.7 billion US dollars at market exchange rates.[2] The GDP per capita was 23,501 US dollars in 2007 (at market exchange rates, not at PPP),[2] the highest in Africa.[9]

Demographics

Creoles (a name given to those born on the island, of various ethnic origins), make up the majority of the population. Malbars, other Indians, people from Metropolitan France (known as zoreils), Malagasy, Africans and Chinese are also present. It is not known exactly how many people there are of each ethnicity since there is a ban on ethnic censuses in France[10], which applies in Réunion because it is a part of the 1958 constitution. According to estimates, Whites make up approximately one-quarter of the population, Indians, including Tamils, make up roughly a quarter, and people of Chinese ancestry form roughly 3%. The percentages for mixed race people and those of Afro-Malagasy origins vary wildly in estimates. There are also some people of Vietnamese ancestry on the island, though they are very few in number.[11][12][13].

Tamil and Gujarati people make up the majority of the Indo-Réunionnais people; Bihari and other origins form the remainder of the population.[14] The island's community of Muslims from North Western India and elsewhere is also commonly referred to as Zarab.

Réunion is very similar in culture, ethnic makeup, language and traditions to Mauritius and the Seychelles. Réunion contains most of the same ethnic populations as Mauritius but in different proportions.

Historical population

Year Population Year Population Year Population
1671 90 1830 101 300 1961 349 282
1696 269 1848 110 300 1967 416 525
1704 734 1849 120 900 1974 476 675
1713 1 171 1860 200 000 1982 515 814
1717 2 000 1870 212 000 1990 597 823
1724 12 550 1887 163 881 1999 706 300
1764 25 000 1897 173 192 2006 781 962
1777 35 100 1926 182 637 2007 790 500
1789 61 300 1946 241 708 2008 802 001
1826 87 100 1954 274 370
Official data from INSEE by census or estimate; estimates shown in italics.

Religion

A Malbar temple in Réunion

The predominant religion is Roman Catholicism with Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism also represented, among others.

Language

French is the only official language of Reunion. Although not official, Réunion Creole is also commonly spoken by the majority of the population. One can hear it in any administration or office, but education is only in French.[15]

Tamil is taught as optional language in some schools.[14] Due to the diverse population, other languages such as Mandarin, Hakka and Cantonese are also spoken by members of the Chinese community, but fewer people speak these languages as younger generations start to converse in French. The number of speakers of Indian languages (mostly Urdu and Gujarati) is also dropping sharply. Arabic is taught in mosques and spoken by a small community of Arabs.

Public health

In 2005/2006, Réunion experienced an epidemic of Chikungunya, a viral disease similar to dengue fever, which infected almost a third of the population. See the History section for more details.

Culture

Réunionese culture is a blend (métissage) of European, African, Indian, Chinese and insular traditions.

The most widely spoken language, Réunion Creole, derives from French. However, an official orthography has yet to be agreed upon.

Local food and music blend influences from Africa, India, China and Europe.

Wildlife

Furcifer pardalis (chameleon)

Réunion is home to a variety of birds such as the paille en queue. Its largest native land animal is the Panther chameleon, Furcifer pardalis. Much of the West coast is ringed by coral reef which harbours, amongst other animals, sea urchins, conger eels and parrot fish. Sea turtles also visit the coastal waters.

Transport

Roland Garros Airport, handling flights to Madagascar, Mauritius and Europe serves the island. Pierrefonds Airport, a smaller airport, has some flights to Mauritius and Madagascar.

Media

One of the largest newspapers in Réunion is the J.I.R. (Journal de l'Île de la Réunion).

See also

References

  1. ^ Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division (2009) (.PDF). World Population Prospects, Table A.1. 2008 revision. United Nations. http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2008/wpp2008_text_tables.pdf. Retrieved 2009-03-12. 
  2. ^ a b c (French) INSEE Réunion. "8.1 - ÉCONOMIE GÉNÉRALES". http://www.insee.fr/fr/insee_regions/reunion/themes/dossiers/ter/ter2008_resultats_economiques.pdf. Retrieved 2008-12-10. 
  3. ^ Réunion is pictured on all euro banknotes, on the back at the bottom of each note, right of the Greek ΕΥΡΩ (EURO) next to the denomination.
  4. ^ "Island disease hits 50,000 people". BBC News. 2 February 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4674376.stm. Retrieved 18 August 2007. 
  5. ^ "Madagascar hit by mosquito virus". BBC News. 6 March 2006. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4777530.stm. Retrieved 18 August 2007. 
  6. ^ "Insee - Code Officiel Géographique". Insee.fr. http://www.insee.fr/fr/nom_def_met/nomenclatures/cog/CarteD.asp?numreg=04&numdep=974#res. Retrieved 6 May 2009. 
  7. ^ (French) Institut de physique du Globe de Paris : Actualités
  8. ^ Thomas Staudacher (7 April 2007). "Reunion sees 'colossal' volcano eruption, but population safe". AFP. Archived from the original on 9 April 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070409021223/http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070407/wl_afp/francereunionvolcano. Retrieved 18 August 2007.  (Web archive)
  9. ^ IMF. "World Economic Outlook Database". http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/weo/2008/02/weodata/index.aspx. Retrieved 10 December 2008. 
  10. ^ http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1236362
  11. ^ Clicanoo. "La Réunion Métisse". http://www.clicanoo.com/index.php?id_article=97657&page=article. 
  12. ^ "Anthropometric evaluations of body composition of undergraduate students at the University of La Réunion". http://advan.physiology.org/cgi/content/full/30/4/248. 
  13. ^ http://www.religiousintelligence.co.uk/country/?CountryID=151
  14. ^ a b http://indiandiaspora.nic.in/diasporapdf/chapter6.pdf
  15. ^ Ethnologue report (language code:rcf)

External links

Réunion from space (NASA image). The three cirques, forming a kind of 3-leafed clover shape, are visible in the central north west of the image. Piton de la Fournaise, in the south east, is covered by cloud.
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Coordinates: 21°06′52″S 55°31′57″E / 21.11444°S 55.5325°E / -21.11444; 55.5325


Reunion may refer to:

Contents

Geography

Architecture and sculpture

Film

  • Reunion (1989 film), a feature film directed by Jerry Schatzberg based on a screenplay written by Harold Pinter adapted from the novel by Fred Uhlman
  • Reunion (2001 film) (also known as American Reunion), a feature film directed by Leif Tilden and Mark Poppi
  • Reunion (1936 film), directed by Norman Taurog
  • The Dukes of Hazzard: Reunion!, a 1997 made-for-television film which reunites the surviving cast members of The Dukes of Hazzard

Gaming

Literature

Music

  • Reunion (Iijima Mari), a song by JPOP singer / songwriter Mari Iijima from her album: Best of the Best (1994?).
  • Mel Tormé and the Marty Paich Dektette - Reunion, a 1988 album by the American jazz singer Mel Tormé
  • Re-union, a Dutch duo who performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004
  • Reunion (album), a live album released by metal group Black Sabbath in 1997
  • Réunion (album), an electronic music album by The Flashbulb
  • Reunion (band), a pop music group best known for their 1974 hit song "Life Is a Rock"
  • Reunion (Temptations album), a 1982 album by The Temptations for the Gordy label
  • Reunion: A Decade of Solas, the 2006 reunion album of Irish-American Celtic group Solas
  • Doomed for Live - Reunion 2002, a live album by Candlemass
  • Reunion Records, a Contemporary Christian music label home to artists like Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, and Joy Williams
  • The Reunion, a rap album by Capone-N-Noreaga
  • The Reunion Band, a jazz band

Television

See also


Travel guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010
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Quick Facts
Capital Saint-Denis
Government overseas department of France
Currency euro (EUR)
Area 2,517 sq km
Population 787,584 (July 2006 est.)
Language French (official), Creole widely used
Religion Roman Catholic 86%, Hindu, Muslim, Buddhist (1995)
Electricity 230V/50Hz (French plug)
Calling Code +262
Internet TLD .re
Time Zone UTC +4

Reunion (French: Réunion [1]) is a French overseas territory located in the midst of the Indian Ocean, east of the island of Madagascar.

Map of Reunion
Map of Reunion
  • Saint-Denis, the capital of Reunion island
  • Saint-Gilles, situated on the west coast, where all the white sand beaches are.
  • Saint-Leu, a well-established city of surf.
  • Saint-Pierre, second most important town of Reunion Island
  • Etang-Salé, a small town on the west coast with one of the black (volcanic) sand beach
  • Saint-Benoit, where you can find the vanilla cooperative factory
  • Cilaos
  • Salazie
  • Mafate

Understand

The Portuguese discovered the uninhabited island in 1513. From the 17th to the 19th centuries, French immigration supplemented by influxes of Africans, Chinese, Malays, and Malabar Indians gave the island its ethnic mix. The opening of the Suez Canal in 1869 cost the island its importance as a stopover on the East Indies trade route.

Although remote from mainland France (France métropolitaine), Réunion nonetheless officially forms an integral part of the Republic, representing its own département.

Get in

Passport and Visa

Reunion is an integral part of France so it has the same rules as France, which you can get from France's page.

By plane

The main airport is Roland Garros international Airport located near Saint-Denis (RUN). Companies flying to Reunion are Air France [2], Air Austral [3], Corsair [4] and Air Mauritius [5], with direct flights to Paris, Mauritius, Sydney, Bangkok among other destinations.

As always, consider a cheap flight to a direct gateway, for example Paris. It can often cost less than a connecting flight through to Reunion.

By boat

You can travel by boat between the islands of Mauritius and Reunion.

Get around

By bus

Intercity bus travel around the island is served by Car Jaune ("Yellow Bus", buses are easily recognizable by their yellow color). There are 13 lines. Apart from these buses there are also local buses. Most of lines operate between 6AM and 6PM. You can get schedules and details on their official website [6]. Click on "Plans et tarifs" for a map of the network.

  • Car Jaune, Ligne B, from Saint-Denis to Saint-Pierre and back, Par les Bas (via the cost). Operates approximately every one and a half hours.

By car

There is one main road around the island (74km of it is four-lane) and another road from Saint-Pierre to Saint-Benoit through the inner part of the island.

Due to the high number of cars, traffic jams often occur so you should avoid travelling during peak times.

Because of the volcano, road is sometimes closed on the east side. Because of the rain (mostly between December and March), the four-lane between La Possession and Saint-Denis is "basculée", that is switched to a two-lane road.

Roads are well maintained.

Car hire is available.

Hiking

Reunion Island almost has one thousand kilometers of hiking trails, in an astonishingly variety of landscapes for an island. The cirques, plains and volcano have been classified as a french national natural park. The best hikings are probably in the Mafate circus and on the volcano. The exceptionnal Mafate circus has no roads, and about 800 inhabitants.

You can find hostings on main hiking places.

Volcano landscape
Volcano landscape

French is the official language of Reunion, although Creole is widely spoken. Everyone understands French but few people understand English.

English speakers meet every Monday evening between 7:30PM and 11:00PM (including during holidays) at the Moda Bar, 75 rue Pasteur, in Saint-Denis. Infoline 0692 560220. If you speak English it is a good way of sharing ones accent, culture and language to meet travelling and resident couchsurfers. Ten to twenty people attend each week. In January the group either meets at the St Hubert PMU bar one block north on Monday nights or as proposed for January 2010 on Friday nights at the same bar. The bar allows people to bring take out food.

See also: French phrasebook, French/Creole dictionnary [7]

Buy

Reunion is part of the Eurozone, so as in many other European Union countries the currency used is the euro (symbol: ).

It is compulsory, for the large majority of businesses, to post prices in windows. Hotels and restaurants must have their rates visible from outside.

Most shops accept international credit cards (Visa and Mastercard) but most of them require a minimum amount for credit cards payments (usually €15).

There is a good number of ATM (called "gabier") which don't charge you for using them.

Shops

Most shops are closed on Sunday.

Most of supermarkets are opened from 9:00AM to 8:00PM, Monday to Saturday. Some of them are opened on Sunday morning.

You can find traditional objects in some shops but it's often easier and cheaper to go to a market (marché). The market in Saint-Paul is famous and you'll also find fruits and vegetables: it gathers on Friday morning and afternoon and on Saturday morning.

It's a good place where to buy African traditional objects, such as Oware .

Gifts

Here are some ideas for gifts:

  • shirts;
  • rum;
  • spices;
  • local music;
  • book or dvd about volcano's last eruption;
  • local fruits (might be forbidden depending on your country).

Eat

Thanks to its history, Reunionese cuisine is a mix between different cultures: French, Indian, Chinese & African

Typical dishes are cari and rougail which are a meat or a fish cooked in a sauce and eaten with rice.

Depending on the season, many tropical fruits are available, like litchees (december), mangos, pineaples (the Victoria types in Reunion are said to be the tastiest), bananas, papaya...

At lunchtime, you can have many kinds of sandwiches and samoussas in snack-bars (cheap but not very balanced, except for the spicy "achards sandwich"), and find restaurants easily (average of 10-15 USD).

Reunionese cuisine is quite safe, but ask for some dishes to ensure that they're not too spicy. The spice level is below that of much indian cuisine.

Sleep

There are many possible accommodation types in reunion: Ordinary hotels; privately run Gîtes d'Étape; Gîtes de Montagne are mountain cabins or lodges located in the central areas appropriate and operated by Maison de la Montagne; youth hostels are operated by Auberge de jeunesse de la réunion [8] (Official site). There are five youth hostels at Réunion Island ; Hell Bourg, Bernica, Entre Deux, Saint Denis and Cilaos.

  • Hôtel des Palme is located some kilometers from the center of Saint-Gilles Les Bains on 205, Rue du Général de Gaulle. Two-starred with bungalow-type apartments and with swimming pool.

House rentals Reunion Island

"Clin d'Oeil de l'Océan [9]" is situated at Etang Saint Leu near "Saint Gilles les bains"

Work

For European people coming from an EU country, working in Reunion is allowed without a visa or work permit. If you're from outside the EU, you will probably need a work permit. Check with the French Embassy in your country. Do not forget, though, that the unemployment rate is high. If you work in the health sector (doctor, nurse), it will be much easier.

Voluntary service: Volontariat Civil à l'Aide Technique (VCAT). Conditions: you must be French or from another EU-member state or a country belonging to the European Economic Area. You must be over 18 and under 28 years old (inclusive). You must not have had your civic rights revoked by a court or have been convicted of certain offences. VCAT [10]

Stay safe

Reunion is fairly safe. You must, however, respect some simple principles:

  • Don't walk around alone at night in big cities.
  • Be careful of signs of riches (cameras, too many jewels, ...).
  • Don't resist in case of aggression.

Most of crimes are family-related and linked with alcoholic behaviors.

Stay healthy

WARNING: Reunion has been experiencing an epidemic of Chikungunya virus. As of April 6th, 2006, 230,000 people have been infected, which amounts to 29% of the population. The epidemic is over actually, no new cases have been reported in the summer 2006-2007. Travelers should still take precaution against mosquito bites.

Caution should be taken when spending time in the sun.

Sanitary and medical facilities in Reunion are very good.

Health care in Reunion is controlled by a state-owned organization (Sécurité Sociale).

The major hospital is in Saint-Denis but there are various others in important cities. There are doctors in almost every village.

Tap water is usually safe for consumption. Public sources of water are unsafe if labeled with "Eau non potable" (Water not drinkable).

Visitors from European Union should bring an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) - obtained in their own country before departure. The E111 form is no longer valid. Ask for details at your local health care organization.

  • emergency services: 112 (which can be dialed by any mobile phone, even if not connected to a GSM network);
  • fire brigade: 18;
  • police station: 17;
  • specialized emergency medical service (called SAMU): 15.

Cyclones

During the cyclonic season (November to April), you should check cyclone warnings shown in newspapers or broadcast by the radio or TV. There is three state of warning:

  • Vigilance cyclonique (cyclone watch): cyclonic risk in more than 24hrs, you should buy in advance enough food and water as well as batteries and candles;
  • Alerte orange (orange alert): cyclonic risk in the next 24hrs, schools are closed, try to avoid getting around;
  • Alerte rouge (red alert): cyclonic risk in the next hours, don't move from your home and avoid using the phone, stay calm.

Contact

Phones

Country code: 262

Dialing within Reunion: all numbers have 10 digits. Landlines begin by 0262 and mobile phones by 0692 and with 0693.

Dialing to Reunion: international prefix + 262 + phone number without the first 0 (this leads to dial twice 262 which is normal). If you dial from France, just use the 10 digits number.

Dialing from Reunion: the international prefix is 00.

Calling to a mobile phone is more expensive than to a landline. Number beginning by 0800 are free phone. Number beginning by 089 are premium-rate.

Few foreign mobile phone companies offer international roaming to Reunion so double-check before leaving. Your company should provide specific roaming to Reunion since it has deferent mobile phone companies than in mainland France.

Alternatively, you should be able to get a Pay-as-you-go SIM card from various locations. There are two companies offering wireless services: SRR [11] and Orange Réunion [12].

Post

Post offices are found in all cities.

Letter boxes are colored in yellow.

Rates

Less than 20g (postcard, letter with one or two pages in a regular envelop) :

  • France (including Overseas Territories DOM-TOM) and Europe : 0,53€
  • Area 1 (South Africa, Comoros, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania) : 0,75 €
  • Area 2 (rest of the world) : 0,90 €
Marianne
Marianne

The basic stamp for regular mail is red with the head of "Marianne" (the Republic logo). It does not carry its value and can therefore be used even after a price increase. It is sold in all Post Offices, Bureaux de Tabacs (Tobacco sellers identified by a red lozenge) and postcard vendors. The latter may also carry other common stamps.

In most Post Offices you will find an automatic machine (yellow) with a scale and a screen. Just put your mail on the scale, tell the machine (French or English) the destination, pay the indicated amount and the machine will deliver a printed stamp.

Parcels

Chronopost, UPS and DHL offer parcel services.

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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

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Proper noun

Singular
Réunion

Plural
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Réunion

  1. Overseas department of France in Southern Africa.

Translations

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French

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Réunion f (usually uncountable)

  1. Réunion

Related terms


Simple English

Simple English Wiktionary has the word meaning for:

Reunion could mean:

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Architecture

  • Reunion Arena, an indoor arena in the Reunion district of downtown Dallas, Texas
  • Reunion Tower, a building located in Dallas, Texas, United States

Computer science

  • Reunion (genealogy software), a genealogy application for the Apple Macintosh

Film

  • Reunion (film), a film directed by Jerry Schatzberg based on a screenplay written by Harold Pinter

Gaming

  • The Reunion (MMOG), a multiplayer online game
  • X³: Reunion, a computer game produced by Egosoft and released late 2005,
  • Reunion, a space strategy game developed by Amnesty Design in 1994. The game was released on Amiga and PC (DOS).

Geography

  • Réunion, a French island in the Indian Ocean
  • Reunion District, Dallas, Texas, United States

Literature

  • Force Heretic: Reunion, the third novel in a three-part story by Sean Williams and Shane Dix
  • Knights of the Old Republic: Reunion, a two-part story arc in the Knights of the Old Republic series of comic books
  • Reunion (Buffy comic), a comic based on the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel
  • Reunion (novel), a science fiction novel by Alan Dean Foster
  • Reunion (novella), a novella by Fred Uhlman
  • Reunion (play), a play by David Mamet
  • Reunion (The Mediator), a YA novel by Meg Cabot

Music

  • Mel Tormé and the Marty Paich Dektette - Reunion, a 1988 album by the American jazz singer Mel Tormé
  • Re-union, a Dutch duo who performed at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004
  • Reunion (album), a live album released by metal group Black Sabbath in 1997
  • Réunion (album), an electronic music album by The Flashbulb
  • Reunion (band), a pop music group best known for their 1974 hit song "Life Is a Rock"
  • Reunion (Temptations album), a 1982 album by The Temptations for the Gordy label
  • Reunion: A Decade of Solas, the reunion album of Irish-American Celtic group, Solas, in 2006
  • Doomed for Live - Reunion 2002, a live album by Candlemass
  • Reunion Records, a Contemporary Christian music label home to artists like Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, and Joy Williams
  • www.ReunionStudio.org, a netlabel with free electronic music for download
  • The Reunion, a rap album by Capone-N-Noreaga
  • Reunion, an instrumental dedicated to Dana Reeve composed by British musician Nick Hinton

Television

  • Reunion (TV series), a 2005 television series on FOX starring Matthew St. Patrick and Sean Faris

Other pages

  • Class Reunion (disambiguation)
  • Family reunion (disambiguation)
  • La Reunion
  • Reunion.com








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