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Mauritius in Facts and Figures

Geographical facts including population and languages

Land area: 1,849 sq km

Total area: 2,040 sq km

Population (2015): 1,348,242

Capital city - population: Port-Louis 135,000 (2014)

Official language: English

Spoken languages: English, French, Creole, Bhojpuri, Urdu, Hindi, Tamil

Ethnic groups (2016): Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%


Mauritius has two seasons, summer and winter. The hot and wet summer lasts from November through April while winter lasts from May to October.  


The official currency in Mauritius is the Mauritian Rupees.  For instance, the exchange rate as at 20th April 2016 is as follows:

1 USD = MUR 35.09

1 Euro = MUR 39.88

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