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Mauritius

Official English Name: Republic of Mauritius

Common English Name: Mauritius

Capital: Port Louis

REGION
Southern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
None (Island)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Indian Ocean (Surrounded)
TOTAL AREA
2,040 km2 (99.5% land, 0.5% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
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 RESOURCES
Arable land
Fish
NATURAL DISASTERS
Cyclones
DEMONYM
Mauritian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Indo-Mauritian (68%)
Creole (27%)
Sino-Mauritian (3%)
Franco-Mauritian (2%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Creole
Bhojpuri
French
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Hindu (48.5%)
Roman Catholic (26.3%)
Muslim (17.3%)
Other Christian (6.4%)
Atheist (0.7%)
POPULATION
1,348,242
LARGEST CITY
Port Louis (149,672)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Vacoas-Phoenix (106,413)
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill (104,760)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary Democracy
HEAD OF STATE
President Ameenah Gurib
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
9 Districts
3 Dependencies
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
12 March 1968 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Dodo bird
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Motherland
GDP PER CAPITA
$19,600 (USD)
CURRENCY
Rs (Mauritius Rupee)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = Rs35.52
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.mu
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+230

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

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