Surface:The total land area of Mauritius is around 2,040 sq km.
Population: The population of Mauritius is around 1,240,827.
System of government: Mauritius is a republic.
Capital: Port Louis, with a population of around 143,800 inhabitants, is the capital of Mauritius.
Religion: Hindus 48%25, Roman Catholics 23.6%25, Muslims 16.6%25 and other Christians 8.6
Official Language: The official language is English. French, Bhojpuri and Morisyen are also spoken.
Government: Mauritius is a republic.
Climate: Mauritius has a tropical maritime climate. There is little variation in temperatures, and the weather is generally sunny and pleasant.
Units of measure and electricity: Mauritius follows the metric system of measurement and the official electricity unit is 220V, 50 Hz.
Time Zone: The standard time is GMT + 4.
Currency: Mauritius Rupee (1 € = 42.69 MUR).
Travel documents required: Visas are required only for citizens of stated countries.
Some 560 kilometres north-east of Mauritius lies Rodrigues: the jewel in the crown of the Mascarene Islands – a 18 kilometre by 8 kilometre pearl surrounded by a crystalline blue lagoon twice its size. The secure waters of the lagoon and the trade winds that gently buffer the island provide many opportunities for the adventurous. Rodrigues is a wonderful playground for scuba divers who quickly fall in love with the diverse coral reef eco-system and its colourful assortment of sub-aquatic flora and fauna. Equally, the island appeals to those with a love of windsurfing, kite-surfing, sailing and fishing. Thanks to its outer reef edges sitting nearly ten kilometres away from the coastline, Rodriguan waters are rich in fish. In fact, no fewer than three world record catches have been hooked...
We ahve been living in Curepipe since september 2010. We have never had any reason to complain but for some water problem in our building. Its a lovely place to be in and so covenient from all angles. Transport is so easily available, people are so friendly and curtious, weather is so good. And everything is available at a walking distance. Even to go to far of places its very convenient. I love the church area and library is my favourite place. Life is so simple and good that we don't miss India. I wish something could be done about it to make it a real Paradise.