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Sources:
CIA World Fact Book,

  • Official Name: Republic of Mauritius
  • Government Type: Parliamentary democracy
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Goodlands, Centre de flaqc, Mahebourg,Tamarin, Souillac
  • Size: 2,040 sq km
  • Climate: tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
  • Terrain: small coastal plain rising to discontinuous mountains encircling central plateau
  • Population: 1,250,000
  • Ethnic Groups: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
  • Religion: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)
  • Language: Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)
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