Official Local Name(s): Republic of Mauritius
Common English Name: Mauritius
Capital: Port Louis

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Official Language(s)

English
Secondary Languages: Creole, Bhojpuri, French

Resources

Arable land, Fish

Neighbors

None (Island)

Ethnic groups

Indo-Mauritian (68%), Creole (27%), Sino-Mauritian (3%), Franco-Mauritian (2%)

People

Est. Population:

1,348,242

Demonym:

Mauritian

Religions:

Hindu (48.5%)
Roman Catholic (26.3%)
Muslim (17.3%)
Other Christian (6.4%)
Atheist (0.7%)

Largest City:

Port Louis (149,672)

Other Cities:

Vacoas-Phoenix (106,413)
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill (104,760)

Geography

Region:

Southern Africa

Bodies of Water:

Indian Ocean (Surrounded)

Total Area:

2,040 km2 (99.5% land, 0.5% water)

Total Land:

0 km (Island)

Total Coastline:

177 km

Climate

Tropical

Terrain:

Coastal plain rising to mountains
Central plateau

Highest Point

Mont Piton (828 m)

Lowest Point

Sea Level

Natural Disasters

Cyclones

Government

Type:

Parliamentary Democracy

Heads of State:

President Ameenah Gurib

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth

Admin. Divisions

9 Districts
3 Dependencies

Independence:

12 March 1968 (from the United Kingdom)

Nat'l Symbol:

Dodo bird

Nat'l Anthem:

Motherland

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$19,600 (USD)

Currency

Rs (Mauritius Rupee)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = Rs (Mauritius Rupee)34.35

Communication

Internet Code

.mu

Telephone Code

+230

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Cultural Notes

Cuisine is influenced by Indian, Chinese, Creole, and European cuisines.

Sources

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mp.html (Majority of information)
http://statsmauritius.govmu.org/English/Publications/Documents/MIF/MIF_2015.pdf (City population data)
Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 13 November 2016