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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%



  • Sat - Feb 11, 2017: Tropical Cyclone Carlos Brews Up in the Indian Ocean - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Al Jazeera] Over the past few days Tropical Cyclone Carlos has been gaining strength in the southern Indian Ocean. The tiny Islands of Mauritius and La Reunion have been dealt a glancing blow by the storm.
  • Fri - Feb 10, 2017: MIE - Mo Klas to Build Up a Mauritian Network of Digital Learning Resources - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Mauritius Institute of Education's (MIE) Massively Empowered Classroom or the Virtual Campus, known as Mo Klas, aiming to build up a Mauritian network of digital learning resource creators by tapping on the collective intelligence of the country, was launched on 8 February 2017.
  • Fri - Feb 10, 2017: Water Supply - Replacement of Pipelines Across the Island - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Central Water Authority (CWA) is renewing the existing old and leaking pipeline network around the island in a bid to improve water supply and reduce Non Revenue Water.
  • Wed - Feb 8, 2017: PM Expresses Satisfaction Regarding Implementation of Budget 2016/2017 Measures - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth expressed satisfaction regarding the implementation of measures announced in Budget 2016/2017.
  • Tue - Feb 7, 2017: State Land Property Development - Landscope Mauritius Ltd Unveils Logo - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The newly rebranded entity regrouping all state entities predominantly involved in real estate development and property management, namely Landscope (Mauritius) Ltd, launched its logo on 3rd February 2017 at the Cyber Tower 1 in Ebène.