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Mauritius, an Indian Ocean island nation, is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox. Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.

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%


Ethnic Groups: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%


Belief Systems: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4%




Population: 1.33 million people (World Rank: 157th) (2014 estimate)
Population Density: 1694 people/mi^2 (People per Square Mile) (World Rank: 18th) (2014 estimate)
Population Growth: 0.531 %/yr (World Rank: 158th) (2013 estimate)
Life Expectancy: 73.6 years (World Rank: 123rd) (2013 estimate)
Median Age: 33.3 years (World Rank: 61st) (2010 estimate)

Sites for More Information:

Map of Mauritius
Map from the University of Texas Library

United Nations Country Profile for Mauritius

Mauritius - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress profile of Mauritius

Wikipedia Entry for Mauritius

Current News in Mauritius

Mauritius - Facts and Information 1
United Nations Economic Commision for Africa African Information Society Initiative

Mauritius - Facts and Information 2
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Mauritius

Mauritius - Facts and Information 3
The World Factbook Entry for Mauritius

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Mauritius 1
Comprehensive travel information from africaguide.com

Traveling to Mauritius 2

Events in Mauritius

Travel Guide for Mauritius
Wikitravel Entry for Mauritius

Language Resources:

Learn French Online

Learn French Online 2
from mylanguages.org

French language, alphabet, and pronunciation
from omniglot.com

French Language Games
from digitaldialects.com

Government Related:

Embassy of Mauritius
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Mauritius
Directory of government Websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger

Local Weather Conditions

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