Mauritius

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Malaysia on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – South

Size – 2040 km²

Geography – coastal plain, mountains with central plateau

Language – Creole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, other 4.1%

Religion – Hindu 48.5%, Roman Catholic 26.3%, Muslim 17.3%, other Christian 6.4%, other 1.5%

Monetary Unit – Mauritian rupee

Natural Resources – arable land, fish

Agriculture – sugarcane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, pulses; cattle, goats; fish

Industry – sugar milling, textiles, clothing, mining, chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery, tourism

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Neighbouring Countries – None

Population –  1,331,155 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 0.66%

Average Life Expectancy – 75.17

Capital City – Port Louis (135,000)

Highest Mountain – Mont Piton (828m)

Longest River – Grand River (40 km)

Climate -maritime- hot summers 24°C – 30°C, warm winters 17°C – 20°C

Yearly Rainfall – 130 cm (approx) mostly December to April

Plant Life – original rainforest has mostly been destroyed, about 600 native species of flowers

Animal Life – black-spined Flying fox, gecko, no other native animals

Bird Life – Mauritius grey white-eye, Mauritius kestrel, Mauritius parakeet and pink pigeon

Fish Life – guppies, swordtail, carp, gourami,

 

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Mauritius. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/mauritius.htm. Last accessed Tuesday, July 19, 2016

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