Mauritius

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INFORMATION

Capital: Port Louis

Government: Parliamentary Democracy

President: Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory

Current Prime Minister: Pravind Kumar 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: 1,379,365 (2020)

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

Major Ethnic 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

  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: One-Stop-Shop to Facilitate Agricultural Activities of Operators in the North and East of the Country - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Rivière du Rempart Farmers Service Centre as a One-Stop-Shop, bringing under one single roof all government institutions concerned with agricultural activities, was launched on Saturday 04 July 2020, in presence of the Attorney General, Minister of Agro-Industry and Food Security, Mr. Maneesh Gobin.
  • Mon - Jul 6, 2020: International Day of Cooperatives 2020 - Cooperative Sector Needs to Revamp Itself, Says Minister Bholah - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The cooperative sector needs to revamp and constantly reposition itself so that it can keep pace with the challenges of the competitive business environment and thus make itself modern, efficient and effective, said the Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, on 4 July 2020, during the celebrations marking the International Day of Cooperatives held at the National Cooperative College, Terre Rouge.
  • Fri - Jul 3, 2020: Minister Ramano Encourages the Population to Produce and Use Organic Compost - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Some forty Non-Governmental Organisations and Cooperative societies received compost bins and composting tools in presence of the Minister of Environment, Solid Waste Management and Climate Change, Mr. Kavydass Ramano, this afternoon, in Port-Louis.
  • Fri - Jul 3, 2020: DBM to Set Up Business Parks in Mauritius and Rodrigues - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Development Bank of Mauritius (DBM) will set up three business parks at Baladirou, in Rodrigues, and at Vuillemin and Plaine Magnien, in Mauritius, announced the Management Director of the DBM, Mr Jaywant Pandoo, this morning, at the DBM Head Office in Port-Louis, during a press conference on the implementation of measures announced in the Budget 2020/2021. Other Directors of the bank were also present.
  • Thu - Jul 2, 2020: Wreath-Laying Ceremony to Mark International Day of Cooperatives 2020 - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] A wreath-laying ceremony to mark the International Day of Cooperatives 2020 was held, this morning, at the Cooperative Monument in the Jardin de la Compagnie, Port Louis. The Minister of Industrial Development, SMEs and Cooperatives, Mr Soomilduth Bholah, and the Chairman of the Mauritius Cooperative Alliance, Mr Kona Daramraj, were present.