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Capital: Port Louis


Total Population: 1,263,473
Natural Increase: 0.1%
Density: 622 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 39.5%
Ethnic Origins: About 68% Indo-Mauritian, with Creole representing about 27%, Sino-Mauritian about 3% and Franco-Mauritian about 2%.
Official Language: English, French
Other Languages Spoken: Mauritian Creole, Bhojpuri, Tamil, and Urdu
Business Language(s): English and French
Religion: Hindus 48%, Roman Catholics 23.6%, Muslims 16.6%, Other Christians 8.6%, Others 2.5%.
Literacy Rate: 84.3%
National Currency: Mauritius Rupee (MUR)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 MUR = 0.0247 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 2,040 km²
Type of State: Democratic Republic.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
An economy based on the sugar and textile industries.
HDI*: 0.777/1
HDI (World Rank): 63/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Mauritius, dial 00
To call Mauritius, dial +230
Internet Suffix: .mu
Computers: 17.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 26.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 41.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 5,3545,3975,6104,7924,654
Exports of Goods (million USD) 2,6492,8692,6502,4572,361
Imports of Services (million USD) 2,3822,1432,4262,1762,068
Exports of Services (million USD) 3,3642,7343,1192,6542,867

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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