Mauritius

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Quick Facts 

  • Full name: The Republic of Mauritius
  • Population: 1.2 million (UN, 2005)
  • Capital and largest city: Port Louis
  • Area: 2,040 sq km (788 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English, French (both official), Creole, Indian languages
  • Major religions: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
  • Life expectancy: 69 years (men), 76 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Mauritian rupee=100 cents
  • Main exports: Sugar, clothing, tea, jewellery
  • GNI per capita: US $5,260 (World Bank, 2006)
  • Internet domain: .mu
  • International dialling code: +230
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