], island and overseas department of France (2005 est. pop. 777,000), c.970 sq mi (2,510 sq km), one of the Mascarene Islands
, in the Indian Ocean c.430 mi (690 km) E of Madagascar. Saint-Denis
(the capital) and Le Port (the leading port) are the chief cities.
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