Mauritius

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INFORMATION

Capital: Port Louis

Government: Parliamentary Democracy

President: Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

Current Prime Minister: Sir Anerood 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: 1.3 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%
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

  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Launching of National Physical Fitness Tests Workshop - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] A workshop on National Physical Fitness Tests (NPFT) aiming to form some 50 coaches from the Ministry of Youth and Sports was launched this morning at Francois Blaquart Football Academy, Reduit in presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Stephan Toussaint.
  • Tue - Jan 23, 2018: Post Cyclone Berguitta - Several Measures Taken to Address Issues in Different Sectors - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Government has taken stock of the situation in various sectors following the passage of Cyclone Berguitta and the actions taken for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of infrastructure as well as relief provided to refugees affected by the cyclone.
  • Mon - Jan 22, 2018: China Contributes U.S.$30,000 to Prime Minister's Cyclone Relief Fund - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The People's Republic of China has donated a cheque of Rs 1 million to the Prime Minister's Cyclone Relief Fund to help support victims who have been severely affected by the recent cyclone Berguitta.
  • Mon - Jan 22, 2018: Country to Import Vegetables Following Heavy Rainfall - Minister - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Following the heavy rainfalls that have affected the local vegetable production since the beginning of January 2018, Mauritius will inevitably resort to importing from South Africa, India and Egypt.
  • Wed - Jan 17, 2018: Tropical Cyclone in Mauritius Causes Air Seychelles to Cancel Flights - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles, the national airline, has cancelled its flight to Mauritius for Thursday, January 18 due to tropical cyclone 'Berguitta', a communiqué stated.