Flag of Mauritius

Flag of Mauritius

  • Officially » The Republic of Mauritius
  • Capital » Port Louis


  • Population » 1.3 million
  • Languages » English (official), Creole, French, Indian languages
  • Religions » Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy » 71 years (men), 78 years (women)
  • Currency » Mauritian rupee


  • Area » 2,040 sq km (788 sq miles)
  • Mauritius is an Indian Ocean island nation about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar.


  • Mauritius is known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs.
  • The mountainous interior includes Black River Gorges National Park, with rainforests, waterfalls, hiking trails and wildlife like the flying fox.
  • Capital Port Louis has sites such as the Champs de Mars horse track, Eureka plantation house and 18th-century Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.


  • Not easily accessible by 4WD.