Tag Archives: Reunion

Reunion Political System, Famous People, Animals and Plants

Réunion: political system According to topschoolsintheusa, Réunion has been a French overseas department (French: Département d’outre-mer) since 1946. As such, it is an equal part of the French Republic. Like the other departments, the island is therefore represented by members of the French National Assembly. They also vote for the President of the Republic. At… Read More »

How to get to Reunion

Overview The Portuguese were the first Europeans to land on Réunion in 1513, but France took over the colonial power in 1640. The island achieved some prosperity in the 18th century as it was on important shipping routes between Europe and Asia. Sugar plantations, on which African slaves worked, were another important industry. Réunion was… Read More »