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Learn more about Mauritius.
Flag of Mauritius Mauritius
Population: 1,220,481 (July 2004 est.)
Capital: Port Louis
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An Introduction to Mauritius
Discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, Mauritius was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather and declining sugar prices have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.

Mauritius map

Map of Mauritius ( Location ) : 20 17 S, 57 33 E, Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. For additional reports and educational information specific to Mauritius, refer to the Country Info menubar to the upper right.

About the Flag The Mauritian Flag
Four equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, yellow, and green.

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Facts
Some interesting facts and figures about Mauritius.

Pop Growth Rate / Year:
    • 0.81%

Avg. Life Expectancy:
    • 68.11 yrs - Male
    • 76.13 yrs - Female

Phone Lines:
    • 348,200 (2003)

Televisions:
    • 258,000 (1997)

Radios:
    • 420,000 (1997)

Internet Code:
    • .mu

Did you know ... People from Mauritius are called Mauritians
 

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