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Quick Facts
Capital Port Louis
Government Parliamentary Democracy
Currency Mauritian rupee (MUR)
Area 2,040 km2
Population 1,230,602 (July 2006 est.)
Language English (official), Mauritian Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bhojpuri
Religion Hindu 52%, Christian 28.3% (Roman Catholic 26%, Protestant 2.3%), Muslim 16.6%, other 3.1%
Electricity 230V/50Hz (European or UK plug)
Calling Code +230
Internet TLD .mu
Time Zone UTC+4

Mauritius (French: L’île Maurice, Mauritian Creole: Maurice) is a small, multicultural island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and southeast of the Seychelles. Mauritius also controls Rodrigues Island and the remote, sparsely populated Agalega and Cargados Garayos (Saint Brandon) islands.

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