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ID: 1000184
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/1000184

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Reunion (dependent state)  Reunion (dependent state)

Coordinates:
Lat: 21 06 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -21.1000  decimal degrees
Long: 055 36 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 55.6000  decimal degrees

Note: Comprises Réunion island and several small islands in an administrative region of France; island was sighted by Portuguese in 1513; claimed by France in 1638; colonized 1660s as post for French East India Company; occupied by British early 19th century.

Names:
Réunion (preferred,C,V)
Département de la Réunion (C,V)
Department of Réunion (C,O)
Department of Reunion (C,O)
Reunion (C,O,English-P,U,N)
Reunión (C,O)
Reunião (C,O)
REU (C,O,ISO3L)
RE (C,O,ISO2L)
ISO638 (C,O,ISO3N)
RE00 (C,O,FIPS)
Reunionese (C,V,English,U,A)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Africa (continent)  ....  Africa (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Reunion (dependent state)  ........  Reunion (dependent state) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of France (nation)  ........  France (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Reunion (dependent state)  ............  Reunion (dependent state) (P)

Place Types:
dependent state (preferred, C)  ............  French since 17th cen., administered independently of Madagascar since 1960
primary political unit (C)
overseas department (C)  ............  status established 1946; boundaries expanded 1973
controlled region (B)  ............  French, 1638-1810, & currently; British, July 1810-April 1815
penal settlement (H)  ............  French, established 1638

Related geographic places:
capital is ....  Saint-Denis .......... (inhabited place)
..................  (World, Africa, Reunion, Réunion island) [1092341]

Sources and Contributors:
Département de la Réunion..........  [VP]
............................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 698
............................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 783
Department of Réunion..........  [VP]
......................................  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
Department of Reunion..........  [VP]
......................................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 686
ISO638..........  [VP]
.................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
RE..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
RE00..........  [VP]
...........  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 69
REU..........  [VP]
...........  ISO Handbook (1988) 770
Reunião..........  [VP]
.................  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 1232
Reunion..........  [BHA, VP]
.................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1011
Réunion..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 536
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 26
.................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-81
Reunión..........  [VP]
.................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 964
Reunionese..........  [VP]
.......................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-2014)
Subject: .....  [BHA, VP]
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1991) 686
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1992) 534
..................  Britannica Book of the Year (1993) 698
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 536
..................  Cassell's Spanish Dictionary (1978) 964
..................  ISO Country Codes (1996) 19
..................  ISO Handbook (1988) 770; 783
..................  NIMA, GEOnet Names Server (1996-1998)
..................  NIMA, GNS ADM1 Codes (1999) 69
..................  Novo Dicionário Aurélio (1975) 1232
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1985) plate 26
..................  Times Concise Atlas of the World (1995) I-81
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984) 1011
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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