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Capital : Port Louis
Language :  Mauritian Creole, French, English
Currency :  Mauritian rupee
Population : 1 263 747
Area : 2 040 km2

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Mauritius facts

1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on March 12, 1968.
2. The population density is 630 people / km2.
3. The country is 150 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Hinduism, 49%.
5. Riviere des Creoles is the longest river.
6. Full name of the country – Republic of Mauritius.
7. Motto of the country – “Star and Key to the Indian Ocean”.
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9. The highest peak is the Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire, 826 m above sea level.
10. The average temperature is in January 23 °C, in July 25 °C.
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11. The island is mainly inhabited by Indians.

12. Only on the island of Mauritius lived a legendary dodo bird, which was lost in the seventeenth century.

Author: Turyst

13. Mauritius is the most populous country in Africa.

14. Gifts are handed out with the right hand.

15. 90% of the country’s area is cultivated with sugar cane.

16. You can not touch statues, sculptures and religious artifacts in places of worship.

17. You can often meet walking girls holding hands.

18. Going in bathing shorts after sunset is forbidden.

Author: MR

19. The minimum wage is 607 rupees per week (data from 2014).

20. The amount of income tax in Mauritius is 15%.

21. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 7.1% .

Author: Daria

22. In Mauritius, on average, an adult consumes about 3.6 liters of pure alcohol a year.

23. The most beer is beer – 66%, then spirit – 21%, wine – 12.8%, and other alcoholic beverages – 0.2%.

Author: AlkoWorld

24. In this country, compulsory education lasts 14 years.

25. The beginning of education begins at the age of 5.

26. The average IQ level is 89.

Author: EduKacJa

27. The national animal is a shingle.

Author: Kos

28. The built-up speed limit is 90 km / h.

29. Outside the built-up area, the permitted speed is 110 km / h.

30. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

Author: AutoMania

31. In 2013, 136 people died as a result of road accidents.

32. 24.3% of fatal accidents caused people who were under the influence of alcohol.

33. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

Author: AutoMania

34. In this country, over 443,000 motor vehicles are registered (352 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

35. 6% of the population suffer from malnourishment (about 80,000 people).

36. 3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

37. In this country there are over 2,149 km of paved roads (0.003% of all roads in the world).

38. In this country there are 5 airports, 2 of the paved surface.

Author: Marlène

39. In this country, over 803,000 (2015) 803 896 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 64% of the population).

40. Around 580,000 (2015) 700,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

41. The national top-level domain is .mu . There are over 7,030 websites with such an extension.

42. Extension .mu is often used for websites related to music and concerts.

43. The most popular pages with the extension .mu are: natalie.mu, google.mu and zz.mu.

Author: http

44. This country has 2018 over year $6 507 000 000 of foreign exchange reserves (0.035% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

45. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $13 640,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $13,340,000,000 .

46. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was 52.8% GDP, or around: $7,201 920,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 64.9% GDP, or around: $8,657,660,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $6,865.

47. Foreign debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 of the year was around: $11,830,000,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year is around: $1,320,000,000 .

Author: Komornik

48. The highest building in the country is the transmission station in Plaines Wilhems, 183 meters high.

Author: BobBudowniczy

49. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 66 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

50. In this country there are 9.4% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 118 554 people).

Author: Reebeka

51. The lowest temperature: 6.5 °C was measured at Belle Rive.

52. The highest temperature: 38 °C was measured in Port Louis.

Author: weather

53. The most deadly disease in this country is.

Author: medi

54. The average life expectancy in this country is 72.8 years (women – 76.2 years and men – 69.5 years).

Author: Wilga

55. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

56. 10 women give birth to 18 children on average

Author: Nadia

57. The average age people living in this country is 34.4 years old.

Author: Sara19

58. The country is around:
262,000 people (20.74%) in the age range 0-14 years.
890,000 people (70.45%) in the age range 15-64 years.
111 300 people (8.81%) over 65 years old.

59. In this country, about 16,800 children are born each year (1.3% of the population), and about 8,700 people die (0.7% of the population).

Author: Sara19

60. There are 890 km2 of agricultural land in Mauritius (44% of the country).

Author: Statyk

61. 147 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

62. Curepipe is the highest located town in the country.

63. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1956.

Author: Statyk

64. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last for 46 days.

65. He joined the UN on April 24, 1968.

66. The work week is 45 hours.

67. 43% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

68. 366 km2 of the country is covered by forests (18%)

69. The last death penalty was carried out in 1987.

Author: Statyk

70. In this country, the amount of income tax for individuals is 15%, and for companies 15% (2018).

71. The tax on goods and services is 15% (2018).

72. The level of inflation in 2018 is 1.7%.

Author: Fan%

73. Mauritius has 12,400 kg of gold reserves (2018).

Author: Vinamra

74. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 27 570 ₨.

Author: Daria

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What is the highest peak in Mauritius?
The highest peak in Mauritius is Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (828 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Mauritius?
The largest river in Mauritius is Riviere des Creoles.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Mauritius?
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What is the national dish?
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Which Mauritius has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a shingle.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
National football is football.

answer: Marta

Which countries borders Mauritius?
It is an island country, no terrestrial borders.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 34.4 years.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 607 rupees per week (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Mauritius?
The population density is 622 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
Motto of the country – “Star and Key to the Indian Ocean”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 38 ° C was measured in Port Louis.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 6.5 ° C was measured at Belle Rive.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta