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Mauritius's Information

Flag of Mauritius
Land Area 2,030 km2
Water Area 10 km2
Total Area 2,040km2 (#169)
Population 1,348,242 (#155)
Population Density 664.16/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $25.85 Billion
GDP Per Capita $20,500
Currency Rupee (MUR)
Largest Cities
  • 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%
  • Symbols
This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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