Interesting details about Mauritius

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Port-Louis
CapitalPort Louis (20°10′ S 57°31′ E)
Largest cityPort Louis
Official language(s)De facto:French
English
Creole
Governmentdemocracy
PresidentAmeenah Gurib-Fakim
Prime MinisterAnerood Jugnauth
IndependenceFrom the UK March 12, 1968
AREA
Total2,040 km² (169th) 787 mi²
Water (%)0.05
Population1,286,000(2011)
Densityest.603/km² (11th) (155th)
GDP
Total$11.31 Billion (2011)
Per capita$15,000 (2011 est.)
HDI0.728[5] (high) (78th)
CurrencyMauritian Rupee (MUR)
Time zoneSummer (DST) (UTC+4)
Internet TLD.mu
Calling code+230