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Where is Mauritius?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Mauritius covers 2,030 square kilometers of land and 10 square kilometers of water, making it the 183rd largest nation in the world with a total area of 2,040 square kilometers.

Mauritius became an independent state in 1968, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Mauritius is 1,313,095 (2012) and the nation has a density of 647 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Mauritius is the Mauritius Rupee (MUR). As well, the people of Mauritius are refered to as Mauritian.

The dialing code for the country is 230 and the top level internet domain for Mauritian sites is .mu.

Mauritius does not share land borders with any countries.

To learn more, visit our detailed Mauritius section.

Quick facts

Population 1,313,095
Density 646.8 / km2 ( 1,675.3 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1968
Capital Port Louis (Port Louis)
Currency Mauritius Rupee
GDP 12,616,421,088 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 9,608 (2014 data)
Land Area 2,030 km2 (784 mi2)
Water Area 10 km2 (4 mi2)
Minimum Longitude 56.570
Maximum Longitude 63.500
Mininum Latitude -20.530
Maximum Latitude -10.330

What is the capital of Mauritius?

map showing the location of Mauritius
Location of Port Louis on a map.

Port Louis is the capital city of Mauritius. It has a population of 155,226, and is located on a latitue of -20.16 and longitude of 57.5.

Port Louis is also the political center of Mauritius, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.

Quick Facts About Port Louis, the Capital Of Mauritius

City Port Louis
Country Mauritius
Population 155,226
Longitude 57.49889000
Latitude -20.16194000
Elevation 3 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Mauritius

Rank City Population
#1Port Louis155,226
#4Quatre Bornes80,961

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.