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Mauritius is an island nation off the coast of Africa in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 km east of Madagascar and about 3,943 km southwest of India.
Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar .
The main island, from which the country derives its name, is of volcanic origin and is almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs.
Tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)
Mauritian rupee (MUR)
Places to Visit
Port Louis, Curepipe, Rose Hill and Beau-Bassin, Quatre Bornes
Mauritius International, Rodrigues Is.
ISD codes & International time