Mauritius

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Mauritius

Parliamentary republic, independant since 1968

Region:
Eastern Africa
Area:
2,040 km²
Local name:
Mauritius
Capital:
Port Louis
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Climate
Tourism
Airports
Economy
Inflation Rates
Energy consumption
Telecommunication
Refugees
Country comparison
Current time in Mauritius:

The countrywide time in Mauritius is Mauritius Time (MUT).
As in many countries near the equator, there is also no daylight saving time in Mauritius.
So there is all over the year the same difference of 4 hours to Greenwich Mean Time.

Sunrise and sunset

Bevölkerung

1,263,000
619.3
Ø 71.2 years
Life expectancy females:
Ø 77.8 years
Birthrate:
10.4 ‰
Deathrate:
8.1 ‰
Males/Females:
49.5% : 50.5%

Population pyramid

Population pyramid Mauritius 2016
The currency in Mauritius is Mauritian Rupee (MUR).
1 Rupee is divided into 100 Cents.
Status: 07/15/2018
1 US$ = 34.15 Rupee
1000 Rupee = 29.28 US$

The climate in Mauritius

In Mauritius, as in all equatorial countries, there is a tropical climate. Unlike in Europe or the USA, there is almost no difference between the seasons. The daylight hours vary little, and the temperature differences between summer and winter are also lesser. Depending on the season, the average daytime temperatures range between 23 and 29 degrees. In some parts of the country the temperature raises up to 31 °C. In the colder months and depending in the region, the temperature lowers down to 17°C in a month's average.

Average daytime and nighttime temperatures

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Languages

mother tonguedistribution
Creole86.5 %
Bhojpuri5.3 %
French4.1 %
Hindi1.2 %
Tamil0.8 %
other2.1 %

Religions

Branchdistribution
Roman Catholics26.3%
other Christs6.4%
Hinduists48.5%
Muslims17.3%
nondenominational0.7%
other0.8%

Economy more...

(per year)
GDP:10,993.26 M €
Exportations:2,061.6 M €
Importations:4,023.2 M €
Tourism receipts:1.65 bn €
Unemployment rate:7.2 %
Inflation rate:1.02 %
corruption index:50 (bad)
Energy consumption:2.7 bn kWh

Land use

63% Urban areas:1,276 km²
42% Agricultural areas:850 km²
19% Forest:386 km²
0% Water areas:10 km²

Transport

Roadways:2,149 km
Airports:5

Most important cities in Mauritius

CityRegionPopulation
Port Louis / CapitalPort Louis149,000
VacoasPlaines Wilhems110,000
CurepipePlaines Wilhems84,000
Quatre BornesPlaines Wilhems81,000
TrioletPamplemousses23,000
GoodlandsRivière du Rempart21,000
Centre de FlacqFlacq18,000
Bel Air Rivière SècheFlacq18,000
MahébourgGrand Port17,000
Saint PierreMoka16,000
Le HochetPamplemousses15,000
Rose BelleGrand Port13,000
Chemin GrenierSavanne12,000
Rivière du RempartRivière du Rempart12,000
PaillesMoka11,000
SurinamSavanne11,000
Montagne Blanche 8,660
Port MathurinRodrigues6,000
Petite RivièreBlack River5,330
TamarinBlack River3,760
Baie aux HuîtresRodrigues2,500
Cargados CarajosCargados Carajos63




Political indicators

(Based on the "Worldwide Governance Indicators" project of the World Bank)

Political stability:
Rule of law:
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Voice accountability:
Death penalty:abolished in 1995



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