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About Mauritius

Mauritius: An Island of Beauty and Sophistication

Located in the Indian Ocean and served by air flights across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia, Mauritius is a blend of diverse cultures and religions, where people of different origins live together in harmony and peace. The country has carved a reputation of being socially, economically and politically stable.

Besides multiculturalism, the pristine white beaches and sparkling turquoise waters will lure you to the island, which is considered as one of the leading holiday destinations. The soothing and relaxing atmosphere on the island coupled with the hospitable nature and warmth of the inhabitants further contributes towards its authenticity and exoticism.

Mauritius is also served by a well-developed inland transport and communications infrastructure. Considerable funds are continually being injected to maintain the road networks in good conditions and to support the country’s traffic volume. The country also boasts of a modernized telecommunications infrastructure, with affordable broadband internet facilities, and the recent launch of 4G by the two market-leading mobile operators.

Mauritius, At A Glance

Capital: Port Louis

Location: Latitude 20º south of the equator, Longitude 57.5º east.

Area: 2, 040 Square Kilometers

Population: 1.2 Million

Time: + 4 hours Greenwich Mean Time & +3 hours Mid-European Time

Climate: Winter (April to October; Between 180C and 240C) & Summer (October to March; Between 250C and 330C)

Language: English is the official language. French and Creole are widely spoken. A number of Asian languages, as well as Arabic, are also taught and spoken.

Government: Democracy

Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR)

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