Mauritius BASIC INFOMATION
|LOCAL TIME||YOUR TIME|
|LOCAL TIME ZONE||TIMEZONE DIFFERENCE|
|UTC/GMT +4 HOURS|
|latitude / longitude|
|15°25'20"S / 60°0'23"E|
|MU / MUS|
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.)
TYPE C EUROPEAN 2-PIN|
TYPE G BRITISH 3-PIN
|Mauritius banks list|
Mauritius covers an area of 2040 square kilometers (including the dependent islands). It is an island country in the southwestern Indian Ocean. The main island of Mauritius is 800 kilometers east of Madagascar. The other main islands are Rodrigues, Agalega and Cagado S-Carajos Islands. The coastline is 217 kilometers long, with many narrow plains along the coast, and plateaus and mountains in the middle. Xiaoheihe Peak is 827 meters above sea level, the highest point in the country. It has a subtropical maritime climate with hot and humid all year round. |
Mauritius, the full name is the Republic of Mauritius, an island country in the southwestern Indian Ocean. The main island of Mauritius is 800 kilometers east of Madagascar. The other main islands are Rodrigues, Agalega and Cagados-Calajos. The coastline is 217 kilometers long. There are many narrow plains along the coast, and plateaus and mountains in the middle. Xiaoheihe Peak is 827 meters above sea level, the highest point in the country. Subtropical maritime climate, hot and humid throughout the year.
Mauritius was originally a desert island. In 1505, the Portuguese Mascarin arrived on the island and named it "Bat Island". The Dutch came here in 1598 and named it "Mauritius" after Prince Morris of the Netherlands. After 100 years of rule, he left and was occupied by France in 1715. After the British defeated France in 1810, they occupied the island. It became a British colony in 1814. Since then, a large number of slaves, prisoners and free people have been moved here from America, Africa, and India to engage in cultivation. In July 1961, Britain was forced to agree to "internal autonomy" in Mauritius. Independence was declared on March 12, 1968. It was changed to a republic in 1992 and was renamed the current country name on March 1 of the same year.
National flag: It is rectangular with a ratio of length to width of 3:2. From top to bottom, it consists of four parallel and equal horizontal rectangles of red, blue, yellow and green. Red symbolizes the struggle for independence and freedom, blue indicates that Mauritius is located in the South Indian Ocean, yellow symbolizes independence shining on the island country, and green represents the country's agricultural production and its evergreen characteristics.
The population is 1.265 million. Residents are mainly of Indian and Pakistani descent. The official language is English. Most people speak Hindi and Creole, and French is also widely spoken. 51% of residents believe in Hinduism, 31.3% believe in Christianity, and 16.6% believe in Islam. There are also a few people who believe in Buddhism.