|Time zone:||GMT +4 (Mauritius standard time)||Daylight savings: None|
|Other languages:||Bhojpuri, English, French|
Mauritian rupees (MUR)|
€1 = Rs40.81, $1 = Rs0.00, £1 = Rs48.64
(rates as of Sep 2016)
|Internet Domain:||.mu||International Dialling Code: 230|
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Further information on Mauritius
Discover more about Mauritius - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.
Geography & Natural Features
Total area: 2,040 sq km (10 sq km under water)
Coastline: 177 km (Indian Ocean)
Neighbours (border lengths): No land borders
Climate: Tropical climate with warm, dry winter (May to November) and hot, wet, humid summer with threat of cyclones (November to May).
Highest mountain: Mont Piton (828m)
Freedom & Rights
Summary status and rankings for Mauritius from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.
|Freedom in the World||Free||-|
|Democracy Index||Full democracy||17/167|
|Economic Freedom||Mostly Free||10/179|
|Press Freedom||Noticeable problems||67/179|
|ILGA LGBT rights||No rights||-|
|Corruption Perceptions||Low corruption||47/174|
Other Data & Links
Full name: Republic of Mauritius Status: Independent Country
Population: 1,331,155 (rank: 151/196) Density: 652.5 people/sq km (rank: 9/196)
Ethnic groups: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Religions: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)
GDP (PPP): $20.95 billion GDP per capita: $16,100 (rank: 67/195)