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Where is Mauritius
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Where is Mauritius?

The Mauritius location map shows that Mauritius is located in the south-west of Indian Ocean and off coast of south-east Africa continent.
Mauritius map also depicts that it is a group of island situated about 900 km east of Madagascar. The geographical area is merely 2040 km2 and the capital city is Port Louis. The significant languages of the country are Mauritian Creole, French, and English. However, the official language is English but the lingua franca is Mauritian Creole and the newspapers and television programs are generally in French.

The government type of Mauritius is a parliamentary republic. it is a member of the African Union, Southern African Development Community, the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, La Francophonie and the Commonwealth of Nations.

The region comprises many ethnic groups; important of them are Asian, African, Chinese and French.
The location in Indian Ocean and tropical climate collectively attract tourists from all over the world. Mauritius tourism has substantial contribution in the country’s total revenue. However, other economic activities of region are sugarcane plantations, textiles, services, seafood processing, information technology, and of course medical tourism.

Quick Facts
Continent Africa
Where is Located Mauritius is a country located in the Eastern Africa
Coordinates -20.166667, 57.516667
Capital Port Louis
Largest City Port Louis
Neighboring CountriesNone
Administrative divisions9 districts and 3 dependencies
Area 788 sq miles
Official Language English
Currency Mauritian rupee (MUR)
ISO Alpha-2 CodeMU
ISO Alpha-3 Code MUS
ISO Numeric Code480
GDP $20.200 billion 2012 estimate
Calling code 230
Time Zone MUT (UTC+4)
Internet TLD .mu