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.
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Capital: Port Louis
Independence Day: 12 March 1968
President: Ameenah Gurib
Prime Minister: Pravind Jugnauth
Population: 1,348,242 (estimate as from July 2016)
Total Land Area: 2,040 km2
Languages: Mauritian Creole, French, English (Official), and Bhojpuri
Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR) 1 Rs = 100 cents
Drive: On the left
Calling Code: +230
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)