Mauritius

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INFORMATION

Capital: Port Louis

Government: Parliamentary Democracy

President: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Current Prime Minister: Sir Anerood Jugnauth

Economy:

  • 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%
Religions:

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

Language(s):

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

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RECENT NEWS

  • Fri - Sep 22, 2017: Oracle Continues Africa Expansion With New Mauritius Office - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [PR Newswire] Ebene, Mauritius -New hiring to commence in Mauritius to support Oracle Cloud growth
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Government Aims to Transform Mauritius Into a Viable Fintech Platform, Says Minister Sesungkur - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Government's vision to upgrade the financial services will mark a significant shift in the paradigm for the sector. The diversification and upscaling of the financial services with technologies to spur a regional Fintech industry is the next big strand and Government is deploying all means and ways to create the adequate conducive environment to tap into this trillion-dollar industry.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Third African Union Customs Expert Trade Facilitation Forum Kicks Off - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The third African Union Customs Expert Trade Facilitation Forum aiming to provide a platform to exchange and debate the best practices in the field of trade facilitation, kicked off yesterday at the Custom House, Mer Rouge in Port-Louis. Some 50 delegates from the African Union Customs Member States are attending this three-day forum which is being held at the World Customs Organisation (WCO) Multilingual Regional Training Centre.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: Metro Express - First Meeting of Joint Project Monitoring Committee Mauritius/India - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The first meeting of the Joint Project Monitoring Committee Mauritius/ India, set up to oversee the Metro Express Project, was held on 18 September 2017 in Port Louis.
  • Thu - Sep 21, 2017: 72nd UN General Assembly - PM Holds Several Bilateral Meetings - 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, who is currently in New York to participate in the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations, participated in a reception hosted by the President of the United States, Mr Donald Trump and his wife, Mrs Melania Trump.