Travel Information for Mauritius
Time zone:GMT +4 (Mauritius standard time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:Creole
Other languages:Bhojpuri, English, French
Currency: Mauritian rupees (MUR)

1 = Rs40.81, $1 = Rs0.00, £1 = Rs48.64

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.muInternational Dialling Code:    230

For help planning your trip to Mauritius including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Mauritius trip planning page.

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

Map of mauritius

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 WorldFree -
Democracy IndexFull democracy 17/167
Economic FreedomMostly Free 10/179
Press FreedomNoticeable problems 67/179
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights -
Corruption PerceptionsLow corruption 47/174
Overall Ranking:    50/195

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)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.