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Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean, approximately 2,400
kilometres off the south-east coast of Africa; east of Madagascar.
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The 1,865 square kilometre island is of volcanic origin, with coral
reefs surrounding most of the coast except the south.
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Most of the population are Indo-Mauritians, with those of mixed
European and African blood known as Creoles.
The official language of Mauritius is English, although French and
Creole, a French patois, are also spoken.
The Dutch settled on the island in 1598, and named it Mauritius,
in honour of their ruler, Prince Maurice de Nassau; although the island was probably
visited by Arab traders before the 10th century.
The Dutch settlers deserted the island in 1710, and were replaced by
the French who renamed it Île de France.
When the British took control during the Napoleonic wars, the name
reverted to Mauritius and Indian contract labourers were introduced, to make up for the
demise of slavery in the British Empire.
Mauritius gained independence from Britain on 12 March, 1968; with
republic status arriving in 1992.
A brief history provided by the Government of Mauritius.
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Visa Requirements For Mauritius
A visitor's visa is normally granted for one month, but can be renewed
for a further period upon request.
The capital of Mauritius is located on the north-west coast of the
Port Louis was founded by the French, around 1735, and developed as a
deep-water port for ships travelling between Europe and Asia.
The port's importance declined after the Suez Canal was opened, in
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Mauritius is served by the Sir Sewoosagar Ramgoolam International Airport, named after the
former Prime Minister who is acknowledged as the Father of the Nation, about one hour from
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Mauritius celebrates a variety of festivals that represent the diverse
cultures of the islands.
The main festivals and religious events celebrated in Mauritius are Cavadee, Chinese
Spring Festival, Christmas, Divali, Easter, Eid-ul-Fitr, Ganesh Chathurti, Holi, Maha
Shivaratree, Père Laval Pilgrimage and Ugadi.
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