Mauritius got its name from the Dutch, Mauritz Van Nassau (who visited Mauritius). It is an island of Volcanic origin which is on the east of Madagascar and North East of Reunion Island.

mauritius in the indian ocean
Mauritius in the indian ocean

Mauritius Population and Cultures

The population is around 1.2 million people and the island has a diversified culture including chinese, hindus, muslims, tamils, telegus and christians.Different regions of the island expose different cultures The island’s flag is represented by four colors.

mauritius flag
mauritius flag

Independence of Mauritius

Independence was acquired from the British Colony on the 12th of March 1968 as negotiated by the Honorable Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, after whom several places are named.

Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam

Education and Health services are free in Mauritius except for private institutions like private universities and clinics.

Mauritian Dodo

The Dodo is often used to uniquely identify Mauritius. Unfortunately the animal is extinct and was used as food by people who visited the island during the early years.

frohawk dodo
The Dodo

Mauritian Economy

Among the economic pillars are Sugar Industry, Textile, Tourism and ICT. The Capital City is Port-Louis and the harbor is found there.

Seasons In Mauritius

There are only two seasons throughout the year, summer(November to April) and winter (May to October ). The temperature in summer varies from 27-36 Degrees Celcius while in winter it ranges from 16-25 Degrees Celcius. The coldest region is the central plateau. The eco system is balanced by cyclones every year and the island has a very good reputation for its lagoons and beaches.

Gunners Coin / Coin de Mire
Gunners Coin / Coin de Mire

 

Grand Baie, Mauritius
Grand Baie, Mauritius

 

Grand Baie, Mauritius
Grand Baie, Mauritius

Several five star resorts are available throughout the Island for holidays and peak season for tourists is in Summer. The national currency is MUR – The Mauritian Rupee and the national airline is Air Mauritius, which flies to many countries worldwide.

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