Time zone: GMT/UTC plus 4 hours
Current time: 04:32
Population: 845,000
Political status: overseas department of France
Climate: tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry (May to November), hot and rainy (November to April)
Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast

Réunion is an island territory and an overseas region of France. It is located east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. It is relatively well developed, with the highest GDP per capita of any island in the Indian Ocean region. The climate is tropical with a wet season from November to April, when rainfall levels can be extremely high. The island is also subject to volcanic activity with regular eruptions, although the impact tends to be very limited.

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