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Mauritius Introduction




Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Its chief island, also called Mauritius, lies about 800 kilometres east of Madagascar and about 4,000 kilometres southwest of India.

Overpopulation is one of the country's problems. Sugar-cane fields cover about half of the island. Bare, black volcanic peaks tower over the sugarcane fields. Sugar is the island's chief product.

The Dutch claimed Mauritius in 1598. Later, France and then Great Britain (now known as the United Kingdom) ruled the island. Mauritius gained its independence in 1968. It remained a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Port Louis, a city of about 138,000 people, is the capital and leading port.

A Short Background

Discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, Mauritius was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes.

Recent poor weather and declining sugar prices have slowed economic growth leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.

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Topography of Mauritius - Read more about the geography and topography of Mauritius

History of Mauritius - Presents a detailed historical background and culture of Mauritius

Life & People of Mauritius - Study the characteristics, background, and details on the people of Mauritius

Local Cuisine of Mauritius - Find out delicious local cuisines of Mauritius

Holidays in Mauritius - Check out a list of the local holidays in Mauritius

Festivals in Mauritius - Learn about the festivals in Mauritius

Embassies of Mauritius - Provides an Embassy database for Mauritius

Administration facts of Mauritius - Learn about the governmental administration facts of Mauritius

Newstands in Mauritius - Browse through a collection of local online newspapers of Mauritius

Attractions in Mauritius - Discover the best places to visit, sight seeing, and tourist attractions in Mauritius

Maps of Mauritius - Discover a detailed map of Mauritius

Map Database of Mauritius - Browse a large collection of city, country, historical, political, thematic, and shaded relief maps of Mauritius

Flags of Mauritius - Uncover the flag images and description of the flag of Mauritius. Includes historical flags, symbols, and related information

Weather for cities of Mauritius - Browse weather forecast, hourly conditions, temperature, sunrise, sunset, and other weather related reports for the cities of Mauritius

Shopping in Mauritius - Find out the best places for shopping in Mauritius

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Geography of Mauritius - Highlights the location, map references, area, land boundaries, climate, natural resources, land use, natural hazards, environment, and geography of Mauritius

People of Mauritius - Learn about the population, age structure, birth and death rate, sex ratio, nationality, ethnic groups, religions, languages, and literacy in Mauritius

Government and Politics in Mauritius - Profiles the country name, government type, administrative divisions, independence, national holiday, constitution, legal system, suffrage, executive, legislative, and judicial branches, political parties and leaders, and a flag description of Mauritius.

Economy of Mauritius - Study the GDP, growth rate, per capita, inflation, labor, budget, industries, exports, imports, currency, exchange rates, and economy of Mauritius

Communications in Mauritius - Browse statistics on telephones, mobile and cellular lines in use, radio broadcast stations, televisions, internet country code, ISP's, internet users, and facts on communications in Mauritius

Transportation in Mauritius - Offers statistical details on the railways, highways, waterways, ports & harbors, airports, and other facts on transportation in Mauritius

Military of Mauritius - Provides statistics on military branches, army, air force, navy, manpower, military service, expenditure, and facts on military in Mauritius

Transnational Issues of Mauritius - Explore international disputes and transnational issues of Mauritius

1Up Info - Mauritius And Reunion Political Geography - Encyclopedia resource provides information on the country along with its cities.


 





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