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Name(official): Republic of Mauritius
Name(short): Mauritius
Capital City: Port Louis
Location: Southern Africa, island in the Indian ocean, east of madagascar.
Coordinate: 20 17 S, 57 33 E
Independence: (From Britain) March 12th, 1968.
President: Sir Anerood JUGNAUTH (President)
Navinchandra RAMGOOLAM (Prime Minister)
Type of Government: Parliamentary democracy
Total Area: 2
Population: 1 240 827 (July 2006 est.)
People: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Religion: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, other Christian 8.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)
Languages: Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)
Literacy: 85.6%total, 88.6%male, 82.7%female (2003 est.)
Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR)
GDP(per capita): $12 800 (2005 est.)
Arable Land: 49.02% (2005 est.)
Agriculture: Sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses, cattle, goats, fish.
Natural resources: Arable land, fish.
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General Info: General information on Mauritius
International Phone Code: +230


  • Tourism: Some of the main tourist attractions are ...
    • Casela Park
    • Black river Gorges
    • Ile aux Cerfs (the most beautiful beach in Mauritius)
    • Pereybere beach L’Aventure du sucre
    • Grand Bay
    • Martello Towers
    • The Troilet Shivala


Port Louis, Grand Bay, Beau Bassin, Belle Rose, Curepipe, Mahebourg, Triolet, Quatre Bornes.




9 districts and 3 dependencies*; Agalega Islands*, Black River, Cargados Carajos Shoals*, Flacq, Grand Port, Moka, Pamplemousses, Plaines Wilhems, Port Louis, Riviere du Rempart, Rodrigues*, Savanne.


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