Mauritius profile

  • Full name: The Republic of Mauritius
  • Population: 1.3 million (UN, 2012)
  • Capital and largest city: Port Louis
  • Area: 2,040 sq km (788 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Creole, French, Indian languages
  • Major religions: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 77 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Mauritian rupee=100 cents
  • Main exports: Sugar, clothing, tea, jewellery
  • GNI per capita: US $8,040 (World Bank, 2011)
  • Internet domain: .mu
  • International dialling code: +230

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