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Mauritius is an island state located approx. 800 km E of Madagascar, in the Mascarene archipelago, and politically included in the African continent; it includes, in addition to the main island of the same name, the dependencies of the Rodrigues and Agalegaislands and the Cargados Carajos groupor Saint Brandon. Mauritius represents perhaps the most striking example of a country entirely shaped by colonialism. Uninhabited at the time of its discovery by the Europeans, it had a very rich and original in many ways natural environment; the colonizers (Dutch, French, English) not only made it a very populated land by forcibly introducing Europeans, Africans and above all Asians (Indians and Chinese), but, with the cultivation of sugar cane, they significantly altered the landscape, originally essentially tropical. The name was given to the island in 1598 by the Dutch Vice Admiral Wybrandt van Warwyck, in honor of the governor, Prince of Orange and Earl of Nassau, who was called Maurice. Long a British colony, it became an independent state on 12 March 1968. According to COUNTRYAAH, Mauritius is a nation in Eastern Africa, the capital city of which is Port Louis. The latest population of Mauritius is 1,271,779. REMZFAMILY: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Mauritius, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.

Long a British colony, it became an independent state on 12 March 1968. Mauritius is a parliamentary democratic republic. Under the 1967 Constitution, the government is accountable to the National Assembly, which elects the President of the Republic; these have a purely representative role. The judicial system is based on the British model. The country has no permanent armed forces, but has a stable police force, which works to maintain public order, and a coast guard. Mauritius’ school system is one of the most efficient on the entire continent. Education is compulsory from 5 to 12 years of age and free at all levels. The elementary school lasts 6 years, the secondary one, of general culture, it lasts 7 years with a lower cycle of 5 and a higher cycle of 2. The percentage of illiterate people is 12.6% (2007). Higher education is given at the University of Mauritius and the University of Technology, both near the capital.

The island is formed by a series of volcanic reliefs, the emerged part of the undersea ridge of the Mascarene, on which the nearby island of Réunion also rests. The eruptive systems are now dormant and largely dismantled by erosion, so the island has assumed rather extended forms, with a sort of undulating plateau in the center, bordered to the S and N by some peaks (pitons) that slightly exceed the 800 m (Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire, 828 m). The coasts are high for long stretches, with cliffs, and bordered by coral reefs; there are some bays, such as the one that, to the NW of the island, hosts Port Louis. Modestly developed waterways (Grand River South East, Black River) flow in a radial pattern, cutting through the plateau. The climate is tropical humid. The rainfall, which occurs mainly between October and April, is brought by the SE trade wind, thus affecting the eastern side with particular intensity, where up to 4000 mm of rain fall annually in the higher areas of the island, which at 2000 mm on the coast. On the opposite side, rainfall is reduced by up to 1000 mm per year. Temperatures tend to be constant throughout the year, especially on the coasts, where they reach average values ​​of 26-27 ºC.

Mauritius Travel Facts

Based on map by DigoPaul, Mauritius is an island country in the east of the African continent – about 870 kilometers east of Madagascar. The national territory also includes Rodrigues, the Cargados-Carajos Islands and the Agalega Islands. Mauritius offers fantastically beautiful nature, varied landscapes, wonderful beaches and is therefore an inspiring travel destination. Capital City… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Mauritius

IELTS Testing Centres in Mauritius In total, there are 3 test locations in Mauritius that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered. For both formats, the Speaking Section is done with a real IELTS examiner… Read More »

GRE Test Centers in Mauritius

GRE Testing Locations Decided to take GRE exam? Now it is time to determine where to take the test.  This site provides a full list of GRE testing centers in Mauritius, among which, you can choose one that is nearest to you. Good news is that the following GRE test locations in Mauritius offer both GRE… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Mauritius

GMAT Testing Location We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Mauritius, located in Port Louis. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. AEA Business School First Floor, Devi House 2 Dr A Perdreau Street Port Louis Mauritius Phone: +(230) – 208 0272/94 Test Center Information Behind MUTUAL AID… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Mauritius

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »