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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

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1. 24.3% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

2. Over 443,000 motor vehicles are registered in this country (352 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The top-level national domain is .mu . There are over 7,030 websites with this extension.

4. The .mu extension is often used for websites related to music and concerts.

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

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

7. The country has 5 airports, 2 of the paved surface.

8. Full name of the country – Republic of Mauritius.

9. The average temperature is 23 ° C in January and 25 ° C in July.


Geography in Mauritius

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1. 90% of the country’s area is cultivated with sugar cane.

2. The country is 150 times smaller than Poland.

3. It is an island country, no land borders.

4. Riviere des Creoles is the longest river.

5. The highest peak is the Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire, 826 m above sea level.

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

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

8. 366 km2 of the country is covered by forests (18%)

9. The island is mainly inhabited by Indians.

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

75. The nearest capital in a straight line from Port Louis is Antananarivo (Madagascar) – 1054 km.

76. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Port Louis is Mexico (Mexico) – 17561 km.


Finance in Mauritius

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

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

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

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

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

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 13,640,000,000 (PLN 58 379 200,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 13,340,000,000 (PLN 57,095 200,000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning of …
2015 was 52.8% of GDP, which is about: $ 7 201 920,000 (30 824 217 600 PLN),
2018 year was 64.9 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 8 657 660 000 (PLN 37 054 784 800). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 6,865 (PLN 29,380).

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

9. 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).

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


Law in Mauritius

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Education in Mauritius

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

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

3. The average IQ level is 89.

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


Work in Mauritius

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

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

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 7.1% .

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

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

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

7. The work week is 45 hours.


Best in Mauritius

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

2. The most deadly disease in this country is.

3. Mauritius is the most populous country in Africa.

4. Riviere des Creoles is the longest river.

5. The highest peak is the Piton de la Petite Riviere Noire, 826 m above sea level.

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

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

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


Society in Mauritius

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

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

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

4. 6% of the population suffer from malnourishment (about 80,000 people).

5. 3% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 89.

7. On average, a woman gives birth to 1.8 children.

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

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

10. The population density is 630 people / km2.

11. The main religion is Hinduism, 49%.

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

14. 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.

15. 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).

16. 147 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

17. 43% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

18. The island is mainly inhabited by Indians.

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

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


Symbols of Mauritius

1. The national animal is a shingle.

2. Motto of the country – “Star and Key to the Indian Ocean”.


Customs in Mauritius

1. Gifts are handed out with the right hand.

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

3. You can often meet walking girls holding hands.

4. Going in bathing shorts after sunset is forbidden.


History of Mauritius

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1. Independence from Great Britain was obtained on March 12, 1968.

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

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


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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 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