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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

Country Profile for Mauritius
United Nations

Mauritius - Country Profile
U.S. Library of Congress


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

Mauritius - Facts and Information 2

Mauritius - Facts and Information 3
World Factbook

Culture and Tourism:

Traveling to Mauritius 1

Traveling to Mauritius 2

Events in Mauritius

Travel Guide for Mauritius

Learn French Online

Learn French Online 2

French language, alphabet, and pronunciation

French Language Games

Government Related:

Embassy of Mauritius
in Washington D.C.

Government Websites of Mauritius
by Gunnar Anzinger

Local Weather Conditions

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