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Republic of Mauritius

Motto: "Stella Clavisque Maris Indici" (Latin)[1]
"Star and Key of the Indian Ocean"
Anthem: Motherland
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius (excluding Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin Island)
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius (excluding Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin Island)
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius labelled in black; Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin are claimed by Mauritius.
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius labelled in black; Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin are claimed by Mauritius.
Capital
and largest city
Port Louis
20°12′S57°30′E / 20.2°S 57.5°E / -20.2; 57.5Coordinates: 20°12′S57°30′E / 20.2°S 57.5°E / -20.2; 57.5
Official languagesNone (de facto)
English(de jure)
French(de jure)[Note 1][2]
Languages spoken[Note 2][3]
Ethnic groups
See Ethnic groups in Mauritius
Religion
(2011 census)[4]
Demonym(s)Mauritian
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary republic
Prithvirajsing Roopun
Pravind Jugnauth
Sooroojdev Phokeer
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence 
12 March 1968
• Republic
12 March 1992
Area
• Total
2,040 km2 (790 sq mi) (170th)
• Water (%)
0.07
Population
• 2019 estimate
1,265,475[5] (158th)
• 2011 census
1,237,091[3]
• Density
618.24/km2 (1,601.2/sq mi) (10th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$31.705 billion[6] (133rd)
• Per capita
$25,029[6] (61st)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$14.812 billion[6] (129th)
• Per capita
$11,693[6] (64th)
Gini (2017)36.8[7]
medium
HDI (2018)Increase 0.796[8]
high · 66th
CurrencyMauritian rupee (MUR)
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+230
ISO 3166 codeMU
Internet TLD.mu

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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