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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%



  • Fri - Mar 24, 2017: Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo Calls Export Oriented Enterprises to Modernise and Innovate - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Export oriented enterprises (EOE) need to innovate, modernise, adapt, diversity and be flexible in the face of challenges, said the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo, yesterday at the 11th Annual General Meeting of the Mauritius Export Association (MEXA) which was held at Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel in Port Louis.
  • Thu - Mar 23, 2017: Home Economics Training Programmes to Be Reviewed for Better Services - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The training and capacity building programmes offered by the Home Economics Unit of the Ministry of Gender Equality, Child Development and Family Welfare will be reviewed with a view to introduce Home Economics modules that are in line with public demands.
  • Thu - Mar 23, 2017: La Marie Treatment Plant Hosts World Water Day 2017 - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] A four-day exhibition on the theme "Water and Wastewater" was inaugurated yesterday at La Marie Water Treatment Plant to mark World Water Day 2017. The exhibition, open to students and the public, is being organised at the initiative of the Ministry of Energy and Public Utilities and the Central Water Authority.
  • Thu - Mar 23, 2017: Mini Forest Project Launched At Bel Air SSS - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] A mini project aimed at sensitising citizens and raise awareness among the youth on the importance of forests was launched yesterday at Bel Air State Secondary School. The project, organised at the initiative of the Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security, lies in the context of activities marking the International Day of Forests.
  • Wed - Mar 22, 2017: Minister Toussaint Inaugurates Youth Centre At Triolet - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Triolet Youth Centre, geared towards promoting literary, sports, cultural, recreational and social activities for the personal development and empowerment of young people, was inaugurated yesterday by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint.