Overview of Mauritius

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Officially name: Republic of Mauritius

Capital: Port Louis

Largest city: Port Louis

Official language: English

Government: Parliamentary republic

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Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometres (560 mi) east of Madagascar.

Area

Total 2,040 km2 (179th)
Water (%) 0.05

Population

2008 estimate 1,288,000 (151st)
Density 631.4/km2 (18th)
1,636.5/sq mi

Currency: Mauritian rupee (MUR)

Time zone

MUT (UTC+4)
Summer (DST) (UTC+5 (2008 only)

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Internet TLD: .mu

Calling code: 230