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Republic of Mauritius

Motto: "Stella Clavisque Maris Indici" (Latin)[1]
"Star and Key of the Indian Ocean"
Anthem: Motherland
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius (excluding Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin Island)
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius (excluding Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin Island)
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius labelled in black; Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin are claimed by Mauritius.
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius labelled in black; Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin are claimed by Mauritius.
Capital
and largest city
Port Louis
20°12′S 57°30′E / 20.2°S 57.5°E / -20.2; 57.5Coordinates: 20°12′S 57°30′E / 20.2°S 57.5°E / -20.2; 57.5
Official languagesNone (de jure)
English (de facto)
French (de facto)[Note 1][2]
Languages spoken[Note 2][3]
Ethnic groups
Religion
(2015 census)[5]
Demonym(s)Mauritian
GovernmentUnitary parliamentary republic
• President
Prithvirajsing Roopun
Eddy Boissezon
Pravind Jugnauth
Sooroojdev Phokeer
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence 
12 March 1968
• Republic
12 March 1992
Area
• Total
2,040 km2 (790 sq mi) (170th)
• Water (%)
0.07
Population
• 2019 estimate
1,265,475[6] (158th)
• 2011 census
1,237,091[3]
• Density
618.24/km2 (1,601.2/sq mi) (10th)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$31.705 billion[7] (133rd)
• Per capita
$25,029[7] (61st)
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$14.812 billion[7] (129th)
• Per capita
$11,693[7] (64th)
Gini (2017)36.8[8]
medium
HDI (2020)Increase 0.804[9]
very high · 66th
CurrencyMauritian rupee (MUR)
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Driving sideleft
Calling code+230
ISO 3166 codeMU
Internet TLD.mu

Mauritius

Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar. It includes the main island, as well as Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, along with nearby Réunion, are part of the Mascarene Islands. The capital and largest city, Port Louis, is located in Mauritius, where most of the population is concentrated. The country spans 2,040 square kilometres (790 sq mi) and has an exclusive economic zone covering 2.3 million square kilometres.