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About Mauritius

Mauritius is an island nation situated in the Indian Ocean. It is officially called the Republic of Mauritius and is situated at a distance of about 2,000 km from the African Coast. It is constituted by the islands of Reunion, Rodrigues and Saint Brandon. The natural beauty, man-made structures, beaches, water sports and the multicultural population are well-known to tourists all over the world.

Currency :

Mauritian Rupee (MUR)

Area :

2,040 square km (787 square miles)

Population :

1,291,456 (estimated)

Language :

Mauritian Creole, French, English

Calling Code :


Time zone :


Climate & Geography

Due to its vicinity to the tropic of Capricorn, the climate of Mauritius is tropical. The period between November and April is warm and humid and the period between June and September is cool and dry. However, there is only about 4 degrees of difference between the temperatures of the two seasons. Most of the rains occur in the summer season and there is no definite rainy season.

The island of Mauritius was formed due to volcanic activity. The island is surrounded by a broken ring of mountain ranges. However, no active volcanoes are present in Mauritius.

Territory & Capital : The island of Rodrigues is also incorporated in the territory of Mauritius. It has gained autonomous status in 2002. The 49 uninhabited islands and islets around the coast of Mauritius are used as natural reserves for the protected species. Port Louis is the most populous city of the country and the capital of Mauritius. It is also the economic, political and cultural center of Mauritius.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The period between July and December is the best time to visit Mauritius. There are minimal chances of rain and the temperatures are cooler. The best time for the divers is the period between December and March.


Railways, motorways, waterways and airports are all used as effective means of transport in Mauritius.

Tourist & Immigration Info

Visa is required by all except the following:
Citizens of Mauritius
The spouse of a citizen of Mauritius
The child, step child or a lawfully adopted child
Holders of Diplomatic Passports of countries apart from a few
Crew of a vessel on duty
Holders of Laissez-passer issued by the UN
Persons whose stay in Mauritius is only as long as the stay of the vessel.

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