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  • Capital city: Saint Denis
  • Population: 843,617 (2015)
  • Arrival airport: Roland Garros (RUN)
  • Area of country: 2,512 km2 / 970 sq miles
  • Currency: Euros
  • Time difference: GMT +4 hours
  • Popular dishes: Cari/curry – typically a tomato and chilli meat-based dish, served with rice and graines/lentils or beans. Pastries and French metropolitan foods are also widespread.
  • Popular drinks: Rum arrangé is offered after most evening meals – a shot of infused rum. Typical flavours include vanilla or pineapple. Bourbon is the local beer, although it is more commonly known as dodo, and is extremely popular.
  • Power supply: 220v
  • Sockets: 2 pin round (same as France)
  • Languages: French (official), Réunion Creole
  • Religion: 85% Christian, 7% Hindu, 2% Muslim, 6% other. Chinese folk religion and Buddhism present.
  • Visa: British nationals do not require a visa as Reunion is part of the EU.
  • Did you know: The island is locally known as l’île intense/the intense island, due to its wild nature!
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