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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 - Jun 22, 2017: Mauritian Operators Participate in Fashion SVP in London - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Enterprise Mauritius is leading a delegation of local apparel manufacturers who will be participating for the second time at Fashion SVP on 27 and 28 June 2017 at Olympia Exhibition Centre in London.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Minister Sesungkur Chairs Meeting On OECD Multilateral Convention On Tax Treaty - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reforms, Mr Dharmendar Sesungkur, chaired yesterday at Sicom Tower in Ebène, a meeting on the signature of the OECD Multilateral Convention on Tax Treaty relating to BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Measures.
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Ensuring Sustainable Development Through Climate-Resilient Business Action Plan - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Making businesses disaster and climate resilient by designing a disaster risk reduction plan for business was the focus of a workshop which opened this morning at Le Voilà Hotel in Bagatelle.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Mauritius Hosts Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement Meeting - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Mauritius will host the first Meeting of the Compliance Committee of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement (SIOFA) and the 4th Meeting of the Parties from 23 to 30 June 2017.
  • Tue - Jun 20, 2017: Budget 2017-2018 - Measures to Further Reinforce Law and Order - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Guaranteeing security and law and order to Mauritian citizens is one of Government's main priorities in the 2017-2018 budget. To this end a series of measures has been enumerated.