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Capital: Port Louis

Government: Parliamentary Democracy

President: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Current Prime Minister: Sir Anerood Jugnauth


  • Mainstays of the economy remain sugar, tourism, textiles, apparel and financial services with expansion into fish processing, information and communications technology and hospitality and property development.
  • Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and accounts for 15% of export earnings.

Population: 1.3 million (UN 2014)

Land Size: 2,040 sq km (788 sq miles)

Major Ethic Groups:

  • Indo-Mauritian: 68%
  • Creole: 27%
  • Sino-Mauritian: 3%
  • Franco-Mauritian: 2%

  • Hindu: 48%
  • Roman Catholic: 23.6%
  • Muslim: 16.6%
  • Other Christian: 8.6%
  • Other: 2.5%
  • Unspecified: 0.3%
  • None: 0.4%


  • Creole: 80.5%
  • Bhojpuri: 12.1%
  • French: 3.4%
  • English (official)
  • Other: 3.7%
  • Unspecified: 0.3%



  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Prime Minister Calls for an Inclusive and Equitable Society - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Mauritius as a nation should be geared towards promoting an inclusive and equitable society, characterised by respect towards women and girls as they play a vital role for all the responsibilities and duties they shoulder.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Government Approves Salary Compensation of Rs 360 Across the Board - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, announced the payment of a salary compensation of Rs 360 across the board to all employees.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Minister Wong Reiterates Government's Determination to Empower Deprived Families - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Government is determined to empower families at the lower rung of the social ladder and promote social inclusion at all levels. Investment in social projects concerning education, health and housing will help achieve the set objectives. This is in line with Government's determination to eradicate absolute poverty.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Duval Dismisses Conspiracy Story as Absurd - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [L'Express] The allegation that he had supposedly offered former MSM member Vivek Pursun money to harm Showkutally Soodhun politically through a controversial video in which the latter made communal statements is absurd, according to Opposition Leader Xavier-Luc Duval.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Small and Medium Enterprises Bill Presented in National Assembly - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Bill was presented in the National Assembly on 21 November 2017. The Bill aims at repealing the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) Act and replaced by a modern and more business friendly legislative framework for the SME Sector.