Mauritius World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Mauritius This little island nation in the southwest Indian Ocean, where you will be welcomed with smiles. You will find an amazing combination af past and present. Relax on the beautiful beaches, visit the Botanic Gardens, or go to Curepipe where you for example can experience the tea industry.

Area: 2041 Km²
Population: 1.190.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 583 pop/Km²

System of government: Parliamentary Republic
Capital: Port Louis (145.000 pop.)
Major cities: Beau Bassin-Rose Hill 95.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Indo-Mauritian 70%, Creole 27%, Chinese 2,5%, White 0,5%
Border countries: -

Principal mountains: Piton de la Rivière Noire 827 m
Principal rivers: -
Principal lakes: Mare aux Vacoas
Principal islands: Mauritius Island 1865 Km², Rodrigues 109 Km²
Climate: Tropical

Language: English, French (both officials), Creole
Religion: Hindu 51%, Christian 30%, Muslim 16%
Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 2/1, 12/3, 1/5, 9/9, 1/11, 25/12
Dialling code: 00230
GMT: +4

World Heritage List: -