Facts And Figures About Mauritius

Overview of Mauritius:

Mauritius is situated in the South West of the Indian Ocean, just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. This little paradise island is of volcanic origin and forms part of the Mascarene Islands. Known as one of the best honeymoon destinations and the top islander vacation destination, Mauritius offers you a tropical climate with its gorgeous white beaches and turquoise blue waters.

Get some interesting quick facts from the list below to learn more about the country.

Country: Mauritius

Capital: Port Louis

Independence Day: 12 March 1968

President: Ameenah Gurib

Prime Minister: Pravind Jugnauth

Population: 1,348,242 (estimate as from July 2016)

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Total Land Area: 2,040 km2

Languages: Mauritian Creole, French, English (Official), and Bhojpuri


  • 51.9% Hinduism
  • 31.4% Christianity
  • 15.3% Islam
  • 0.4% Buddhism
  • 1% others

Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR) 1 Rs = 100 cents

Drive: On the left

Calling Code: +230

Districts: 9

Seasons: 2 (summer from November- April); (winter: from June to September)

Mean Temperature: summer at 24.7 °C (76.5 °F) and winter at 20.4 °C (68.7 °F).

Highest Mountain: Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (827 m)

Native Forest: Less than 2%

Coastline: 177 km

Adult Literacy Rate: 90.6% in 2015

Tourist Destination: Ranked 3rd in Indian Ocean

Popular Sports: Football