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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%



  • Wed - Dec 1, 2021: Mauritius Insists Covid Is Under Control. Hospitals Tell a Different Story - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [African Arguments] Is the government hugely undercounting and understating its Covid surge?
  • Tue - Nov 30, 2021: NGOs Participate in Half-Day Workshop On Inclusive Governance of Disability in Mauritius - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] A half-day workshop on 'Inclusive Governance of Disability in Mauritius' was held, today, at the National Empowerment Foundation Building, Port Louis. An initiative of the Ministry of Social Integration, Social Security and National Solidarity, the workshop saw the participation of several Non-Governmental Organisations.
  • Tue - Nov 30, 2021: Prime Minister Jugnauth Meets the President of Rotary International - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister for Rodrigues, Outer Islands and Territorial Integrity, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, met the President of Rotary International, Mr. Shekhar Mehta, this morning, at the New Treasury Building in Port-Louis.
  • Mon - Nov 29, 2021: SAA Cancels Mauritius Flights Following Travel Ban - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [] South African Airways has cancelled all of its flights to and from Mauritius following the imposition of a travel ban on South Africa by the Mauritian government.
  • Fri - Nov 26, 2021: Minister Ganoo Attends Virtual Meeting to Mark African Road Safety Day - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, attended, this afternoon, in Port Louis, a webinar organised by the Department of Infrastructure and Energy of the African Union Commission, in the margin of the celebrations of the African Road Safety Day. The African Road Safety Day coincides with the World Remembrance Day of Road Traffic Victims.