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Destination Mauritius, an archipelago in Southern Africa in the Indian Ocean, about 900 km (560 mi) east of Madagascar and 200 km (120 mi) north east of Réunion. The island nation includes the main island of Mauritius, the island Rodrigues, 600 km (373 mi) further east, the two outer islands of Agaléga, 1065 km (660 mi) to the north, and the archipelago of Cargados Carajos Shoals (Saint Brandon), 430 km to the northeast.
Location map of Mauritius
Mauritius, Rodrigues, and nearby Réunion (170 km (110 mi) southwest) form part of the Mascarene Islands. The combined area of 2,040 km² of the country is about one fifth smaller than Luxembourg or about half the size of the US state of Rhode Island.
The archipelago has a population of 1,234,000 (in 2017), capital and largest city is Port Louis.
Republic of Mauritius | République de Maurice (French) | Republik Moris (Mauritian creole)
Discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, Mauritius was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968.
Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors. The country has attracted more than 32,000 offshore entities, many aimed at commerce in India, South Africa, and China, and it has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Mauritius has a stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record.
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Official Sites of MauritiusThe Government of Mauritius
Webportal of the Government of Mauritius, provides information and links of the government.
Office of the President
Official website of Mauritius' State House.
Mauritius National Assembly
The site provides information about the Mauritius National Assembly.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Mauritius Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Regional Cooperation.
Embassy of the Republic of Mauritius
Mauritius Embassies in Foreign Countries
Address list of Mauritius Diplomatic Missions abroad.
Foreign Embassies in Mauritius
Address list of Foreign Embassies accredited in Mauritius.
Combating corruption in Mauritius.
The Central Statistical Office/Mauritius
Mauritius in Figures.
Mauritius Meteorological Services
Map of Mauritius
Political Map of Mauritius.
Google Earth Mauritius
Searchable map and satellite view of Mauritius.
Google Earth Port Louis
Searchable map and satellite view of Mauritius's capital city.
Political Map of Africa
The 54 countries of Africa.
Map of Africa
A Relief Map of Africa.
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National news (in French)
National news (in French)
UK-based Monthly Newspaper.
Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)
The public broadcasting station of the Republic of Mauritius.
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Arts & Culture
Article about the culture of Mauritius by BBC.
Music from Mauritius: Séga, Seggae et Ragga (Streaming).
Image gallery of Sega dancer, the Sega is both the national dance and musical form of Mauritius.
Business & Economy
Bank of Mauritius
The Central Bank of Mauritius.
Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry - MCCI
Official website of Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mauritius Online Business Directory
Mauritius Business Directory.
Yellow Pages Mauritius
Mauritius Yellow Pages.
The flag carrier of Mauritius.
The Mauritius Freeport Authority.
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Travel and Tour Consumer Information
Destination Mauritius - Travel and Tour Guides
Discover Mauritius and Rodrigues, Agalega, and St. Brandon. Ganga Talao lake (crater lake), Île aux Cerfs (leisure island), Black River Gorges National Park (Great park. Good for hiking.), Pamplemousses Botanical Garden (18th-century botanical gardens)
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
Official travel and tourism site for Mauritius, with information about accommodation, hotels, attractions, festivals, events, and much more.
Info on Mauritius.
Mauritius Island On-line
US-based Mauritius Portal.
A Week in Mauritius
A Photo Gallery and Travelogue by Andy Carvin.
Mauritius in Images
An island album.
University of Mauritius
University of Mauritius is the national university and the oldest and largest university in the country, founded in 1965. The university's main campus is located at Réduit, Moka.
Environment & Nature
Mauritian Wildlife Foundation
The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is committed to the conservation of Mauritian fauna and flora.
Brief History of Mauritius
Brief overview of the History of Mauritius.
Explore Mauritius: History
History of Mauritius article by Mauritius government.
History of Mauritius
Mauritius History article by Wikipedia.
Pieter Both © mauritius.net
Mauritius interactive portal providing business and tourist information.
Sources and additional Information on Mauritius
Africa South of Sahara: Mauritius
BBC Country Profile: Mauritius
The Heritage Foundation: Mauritius
Reporters Without Borders: Mauritius
Wikipedia - Mauritius
The World Factbook -- Mauritius
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