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Reunion (France)     [10]
(Overseas Department of France)
LAND AREA: 2512 sq. km     SEA AREA: 318300 sq. km
NUMBER OF ISLANDS BY SIZE (sq. km):
>17,000 >10,000 >1,000 >100 >10 >1 <1 Unknown TOTAL
0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
DEMOGRAPHY
  POPULATION: 664000 (1996)
  DENSITY: 264 persons/sq. km    GROWTH RATE: 1%/year
  LIFE EXPECTANCY: 78.7 years,  ADULT LITERACY: 99.0%
  HUMAN DEVELOPMENT INDEX: 0.946
ECONOMY
  Income/Capita: $0
ENVIRONMENT (see also individual islands)
  TOTAL FOREST AREA: 89,000 ha, 35.6% of land area, 0.1 ha/capita
  NATURAL FOREST AREA: 82,000 ha
SPECIES OF CONSERVATION INTEREST:

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
INSTITUTIONS
GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY:
French Ministry of the Environment; National Forest Office (Office National des Forets), Colline de la Providence, 97400 St. Denis; Maritime Administration (Administration des Affaires Maritimes), 11 rue de la Compagnie, 97400 St. Denis
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION:

ENVIRONMENT/SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATIONS:

REFERENCES:

Last updated 11/02/98


Islands of Reunion (France)
Glorieuses (France - Glorieuses (claimed Madagascar))
Reunion (France - Reunion)
Tromelin (France - Tromelin (claim by Madagascar))


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