Country's codes

International phone code for Mauritius: +230

Standard ISO 3166-1:

    3 letters: MUS

    2 letters (internet domain): .MU

    Digital country code: 480

Standard EAN-13 (country barcode): 609

Olympic country code: MRI

FIFA code: MRI


Useful country information

Land area: 714 sq mi (1,849 sq km); total area: 788 sq mi (2,040 sq km)

Population (2014 est.): 1,331,155 (growth rate: 0.66%); birth rate: 13.46/1000; infant mortality rate: 10.59/1000; life expectancy: 75.17

Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Port Louis, 151,000

Monetary unit: Mauritian rupee

Current government officials

Languages: Creole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, two languages 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes English, the official language, which is spoken by less than 1% of the population), unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)

Ethnicity/race: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%

Religions: Hindu 48.5%, Roman Catholic 26.3%, Muslim 17.3%, other Christian 6.4%, other 0.6%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)

National Holiday: Independence Day, March 12

Literacy rate: 88.8% (2011 est.)

 

Background:

What is Mauritius famous for?
Mauritius is famous for the Dodo (an extinct flightless bird the size of a swan), a multicultural population, incredible expensive resorts (up to $600 a night and more) the island caters for the more wealthy customers, Mauritius rum, sugar and fruit jams, the Seven Coloured Earths, an underwater waterfall, the Giant water lilies in the Pamplemousses Botanical Garden, ravanne drum and Sega music, and nice golf courses.



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