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“Mauritius was made first, and then heaven; and that heaven was copied after Mauritius."
- Mark Twain, "Following the equator" 1897.

 

At a Glance:

 Population  1.2 Million
 Language  English, French
 Climate  17-33 Degree Centigrade
 Local Currency  Mauritian Rupees (1 US $ = Rs 31 apprx.)
 Government  Democratically elected
 Capital  Port-Louis
 Industries  Tourism, Sugar, Textile, Financial Services
 Leisure  Water sports,
 Food  Creole, Asian, Western
 Leisure  Water sports, Outdoor activities
 Time Zone  GMT + 4 hrs
 Public Holidays  15 days every year
 Office hours (general)  09:00 – 16:00
 Telecommunication  Internet Access, Cellular phone
 GNP per capita  US $ 4,008 (year 2003)

 

 

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