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Capital: Port Louis

Government: Parliamentary Democracy

President: Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory

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

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

Major Ethnic Groups:

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

  • 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%



  • Fri - Jun 11, 2021: International Travel Will Resume on July 15, 2021 - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Mauritius Tourism] Port Louis -- Mauritius will be welcoming international travellers from 15 July 2021. The island will be opening in phases during 2021 and the first phase, from 15 July to 30 September 2021, will enable vaccinated travellers to enjoy a resort holiday on the island.
  • Thu - Jun 10, 2021: Minister Ganoo Pays Tribute to Sir Anerood Jugnauth - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] 'I have had the privilege of knowing him, sharing his experience and inspiring myself from his work ethics, and admiring his commitment to his fellow citizens for more than 40 years'. It is with this statement that the Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, paid tribute, this evening, to the former President and Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, Sir Anerood Jugnauth (SAJ), GCSK, KCMG, QC, PC, at the Nat
  • Thu - Jun 10, 2021: Saj's Journey Is an Inspiration to All Our People, Says Prime Minister Jugnauth - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] 'Sir Anerood Jugnauth (SAJ) was a man of exceptional qualities who rose from humble beginnings to become one of the country's most accomplished and acclaimed leaders. His life journey is a perfect illustration of the triumph of perseverance, courage and determination, and is a source of inspiration to all our people, especially our youth. With his demise, the country has lost one of its most illustrious sons, a remarkable and highly respected statesman, who devoted himself to the service of his motherland
  • Thu - Jun 10, 2021: Twenty-Three New Cases of Covid-19 Infections Confirmed - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has registered 23 new positive COVID-19 cases today out of a total of 2494 PCR tests conducted.
  • Thu - Jun 10, 2021: Financial Services - New Spf to Boost Mauritius's Position As an Innovative Jurisdiction - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Financial Services and Good Governance, in collaboration with the Financial Services Commission (FSC), launched the New Special Purpose Fund (SPF), this morning, at FSC House in Ebène. The Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Mr Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, was present on that occasion. The financial services sector will, through the new SPF, contribute to enhance the positioning of Mauritius as an innovative and competitive jurisdiction for cross-border investments between