Mauritius is situated in the Indian Ocean, just north of the Tropic of Capricorn. It is approximately 855km off the east coast of Madagascar with Africa being the nearest continent.
Mauritius is a 10 million year old volcanic island and has a coastline of 330km, which is almost entirely surrounded by one of the largest barrier reefs in the world.
During the summer from November to April, the temperature is from 20°C to 28°C on the central plateau, and from 25°C to 36°C on the coast. English is the official language of the island, although French is the most spoken formal language on the island.
Mauritius's protected lagoon is ideal for swimming and snorkelling. Fishermen will appreciate the superb deep-sea fishing in the waters off the coast of Mauritius, where you find the most popular marlin, skipjack tuna and other kinds of tuna.
A knowledge centre that evolves rapidly in the African region, Mauritius is a stable democratic country with free and fair elections. This peaceful island has the highest per capita income and human development indices for the region. The population of Mauritius is 1.3 million and the literacy rate is 82.9%
Published on November 9, 2018 Updated on November 9, 2018