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Mauritius Facts

  • Name: Mauritius
  • Capital City: Port Louis (148,416 pop.)
  • Mauritius Population: 1,322,238 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Mauritian rupee
    (conversion rates)

    Mauritian rupee
    50 mauritian rupees
  • Ethnicity: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
  • GDP total: $20.53 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $15,800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • 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%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Port Louis, Vacoas, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes
  • Name: Named for Maurice of Nassau, the sovereign Prince of Orange from 1618
  • National Day: March 12
  • Religion: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4%
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