climate is tropical, with temperatures affected by
elevation. The average coastal temperature is between
64 F and 88 F (18-31 C), with temperatures dropping in
the interior. Humidity is high. The island has two
seasons: summer and winter.
the only official language of Reunion. Although not
official, R union Creole is also spoken. One can hear it
in any administration or office, but education is only
The franc was the currency of R union
until 2002. Before 1973, R union had its own franc,
distinct from that of France. After 1973, the French
franc circulated. R union now uses the euro. The R union
franc was subdivided into 100 centimes.