Réunion Trivia

Can you guess these facts about the French island Réunion?
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Last updated: January 21, 2021
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Capital of Réunion
Saint-Denis
Major island located 690 km east of Réunion
Madagascar
Another island located 175 km northeast of
Mauritius
First country that "discovered" the island, visited in the early 16th century
Portugal
Language spoken by the majority of the island
Réunion Creole
Name of the island when France first claimed it
(hint: Dynasty that ruled France)
Île Bourbon
Country that invaded the island in 1810
United Kingdom
M word for people who refuse to obey the orders of the authority, as dozens of them were
deported to Réunion in 1642
Mutineers
The importance of Réunion as a stopover reduced after the opening of this canal in 1869
Suez Canal
Largest cities after the capital
Saint-Paul
Saint-Pierre
Other French island located on the east coasts of Africa
Mayotte
Population of Réunion in 1500
0
Name of the destroyer (ship) that liberated Réunion from Vichy France in the late 1942
(hint: type of wild cat)
Léopard
1,630 children from Réunion were relocated to this French department for education,
many of whom were abused by the families that took them
Creuse
UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers about 40% of the island's area
Réunion
National Park
Group of islands Réunion is part of
Mascarene Islands
Réunion was hit by an epidemic of this type of infection in 2005/2006 (starts with C)
Chikungunya
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