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Mauritius

Mauritius
  • Capital

    Capital

    Port Louis

  • Local time

    Local time

    21:37

  • Population

    Population

    1.29 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +230

  • Currency

    Currency

    Rs MUR (rupee)

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Mauritius

Mauritius
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Port Louis

  • Local time

    Local time

    21:37

  • Population

    Population

    1.29 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +230

  • Currency

    Currency

    Rs MUR (rupee)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 1 337

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.65 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    2 041mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    2 040 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    5%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    19%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    42%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    1.59 m

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Indo-Mauritian - 68 %
    Creole - 27 %
    Sino-Mauritian - 3 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Hindu - 48 %
    Roman Catholic - 24 %
    other Christian - 8 %

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    92.7%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Creole
    Bhojpuri
    French

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    2 550

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    4 l/person

  • Smoking

    Smoking

    40.1%

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    22.3%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    22 per 100k

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food processing, textiles, clothing, mining, chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery, tourism

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses, cattle, goats, fish

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    arable land, fish

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    84%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    arable land, fish

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    10%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    4 228kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    25 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    46

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What not to do when visiting Mauritius

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Don't forget to remove shoes (and possibly leather belts) when entering mosques and temples. Women should carry a scarf if planning to enter a mosque.

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Don't visit someone's home empty-handed - bring a gift for appreciation.

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Don't talk about sex and pornography in Mauritius - it's a taboo. The state does not allow pornography of any type on the island even erotic is a taboo.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Mauritius has no official language.

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Don't involve in drug trafficking which is illegal and carries very heavy penalties.

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Don't sunbath topless - sunbathers should note that nudism and topless sunbathing are frowned upon on public beaches. No hotel permits nude sunbathing on beaches.

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Don't swim in the sea where a danger notice is displayed.

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Don't make jokes about bombs or security threats - this is criminal offence.

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Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting (men). Women commonly share a kiss on each cheek, same between women and men. Be aware that greetings may vary per each group culture Indian, African, French or Chinese.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Mauritius has Africa’s largest percentage of Hindus.

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Don't leave your valuable items such as camera, purse, wallet or handbag unattended in public places.

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10/17
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Don't forget to dress properly - in most hotels, walking around in surfer shorts or bathing suits after sunset is simply prohibited. Mauritian women are a very conservative.

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Don't wear shorts, mini-skirts or sleeveless shirts when visiting religious shrines.

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Don't violate local customs - it's prohibited to introduce sugarcane and parts thereof, soil micro-organisms and invertebrate animals.

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Don't be surprised to see girls holding hands together. In Mauritius, female friends often hold hands while walking and touching.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In eastern Africa, you can buy beer brewed from bananas.

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Don't necessary go to sea without wearing sea shoes - avoid cuts and stings from coral, sea urchins or stone fish.

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Don't forget to protect yourself against mosquitos, especially if you intend to visit Mauritius in summer.

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Don’t refuse the invitation to coffee or tea.

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Don't forget the cyclone season extends from November to May.

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