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Mauritius FlagMauritius

Star And Key Of The Indian Ocean.



Population: 1,303,717 (2011)
Land Area: 2,040 sq km
Natural Resources: Arable land, fish
Capital: Port Louis
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: Sir Anerood Jugnauth (2003)
Head of Government: Navinchandra Ramgoolam (2005)
Languages: Creole, Bhojpuri, French, English
Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
Major Religions: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, Other Christian 8.6%, Other 2.5%, Unspecified 0.3%, None 0.4%
Major Ethnicities: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
Life Expectancy: 74.48 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 9.427 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 17.49 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 13,500 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.6% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 4.8%, Industry 24.6%, Services 70.5% (2010)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture and Fishing 9%, Construction and Industry 30%, Transportation and Communication 7%, Trade, restaurants, hotels 22%, Finance 6%, Other Services 25% (2007)
Industries: Food processing, textiles, clothing, mining, chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery, tourism
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses; cattle, goats; fish
Human Development Index: 0.728 (77th)
Tourism Revenue: 1.156 billion (2004)
Unemployment Rate: 7.5% (2010)

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Army Size: 2 000 (2004)
Budget: 0.3% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is located near several other Indian Ocean nation-states and territories. Mauritius economy has changed from an agriculture based industry into a diversified industrial, financial and tourist based economy. Since this change in the economy the GDP growth rate has remained high.

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CIA World Factbook: Mauritius
Wikipedia: Mauritius

Updated on: December 25, 2011