Mauritius

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INFORMATION

Capital: Port Louis

Government: Parliamentary Democracy

President: Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory

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

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

Major Ethnic Groups:

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

  • Wed - May 12, 2021: A Total of 87 390 Pcr Tests Carried Out As At 09 May 2021, States Health Minister - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] Since 05 March 2021, an average of 2 260 PCR tests is being carried out on a daily basis and the total number of tests carried out as at 09 May 2021 is 87 390. The tests include 29 576 samples collected by the Contact Tracing team, 3 864 samples collected from patients admitted in Quarantine Centres and 53 950 samples from those attending Covid Testing Centres and hospital wards respectively.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Covid-19 Press Brief - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has provided the following details following the detection of a positive case of COVID-19 on Tuesday 11 May 2021.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Covid-19 - One Positive Case Detected in Camp Diable - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Health and Wellness has recorded one positive case during the night.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: SADC - Opening of Extra Ordinary Meeting of Ministers of Health and Those Responsible for HIV and Aids - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The official opening of the Extra Ordinary Meeting of Ministers of Health and those responsible for HIV and AIDS was virtually hosted by Mozambique, as per a communiqué shared yesterday.
  • Wed - May 12, 2021: Illegal Road Racing Is a Matter of Concern for Mauritius, Affirms Prime Minister - AllAfrica News: Mauritius
    [Government of Mauritius] The problem of illegal road racing is being faced by many countries around the world and it is also a matter of concern for Mauritius, said the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the National Assembly, today.