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Mauritius Flag The Republic of Mauritius (French: République de Maurice) is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, to the East of Madagascar. The Republic incorporates the island of Mauritius itself, as well several nearby islands: the Agalega Islands, Carajos, Cargados, and Rodrigues.

Although the official language of Mauritius is English, Mauritian Creole is widely spoken, and many newspapers and TV programs are in French.

As of 2008, the population of Mauritius was estimated as being 1,288,000. The country's capital and largest city is Port Louis, which is located on the which had a population of 147,688 in the 2003 census.

Mauritius Country Details


Country Name Mauritius
Political Status Country
Geographic Location The Indian Ocean off the Southeast coast of Africa
Flag Mauritius Flag
Principal Languages
  • English
  • French
  • Capital Port Louis
    Major Towns/Cities
  • Bambous
  • Beau Bassin
  • Bel Air
  • Belle Rose
  • Centre de Flacq
  • Curepipe
  • Flic en Flac
  • Grand Bay
  • Mahébourg
  • Petit-Raffray
  • Port Louis (Capital)
  • Quartier Militaire
  • Quatre Bornes
  • Rose Hill
  • Triolet
  • Vacoas-Phœnix
  • Vingt Cinq


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    Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Jean-Bernard Carillet

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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive off the coast of Mauritius, get a sweat up hiking through the dramatic mountains of Reunion, or laze on idyllic beach in the Seychelles; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, peoples, religion, arts, architecture, environment, wildlife and cuisine
    • Coverage of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, Seychelles, and more

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)

    Mauritius: Rodrigues, Réunion (Bradt Travel Guide Mauritius, Rodriques & Reunion: The Masca)
    By Alexandra Richards

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    Mauritius: Rodrigues, Réunion (Bradt Travel Guide Mauritius, Rodriques & Reunion: The Masca)
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    Bradt'sMauritius is the most comprehensive guide available to the Mascarene islands ofMauritius, its dependency Rodrigues and the French island of Réunion. Coveringthe full range of accommodation and restaurants, from budget to sheer luxury, italso offers in-depth cultural insights, including detailed information on food(and local recipes), language, customs and music, as well as useful phrases in Mauritianand Réunionnais Creole. Extensive information on flora, fauna and the latestprogress of the islands' conservation projects is included, plus detailed informationon outdoor pursuits (including hiking in Réunion) and adventure sports, as wellas expert analysis of individual dive sites around the Mascarenes.

    Thisnew edition has been thoroughly updated to present the most recent informationon getting married in Mauritius, as well as details of medical tourism, inparticular cosmetic surgery and dental services.



    Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles (Travel Guide)
    By Lonely Planet & Anthony Ham

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (352 pages)

    Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles (Travel Guide)
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    Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

    Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Dive off the coast of Mauritius, get a sweat up hiking through the dramatic mountains of Reunion, or laze on idyllic beach in the Seychelles; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles Travel Guide:

    • Colour maps and images throughout
    • Highlights and itineraries show you the simplest way to tailor your trip to your own personal needs and interests
    • Insider tips save you time and money, and help you get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
    • Essential info at your fingertips - including hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, and prices
    • Honest reviews for all budgets - including eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, and hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
    • Cultural insights give you a richer and more rewarding travel experience - including history, peoples, religion, arts, architecture, environment, wildlife and cuisine
    • Over 50 maps
    • Useful features - including Month by Month (annual festival calendar), Diving planning advice, Hiking in Reunion
    • Coverage of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion, Seychelles, and more

    Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet, Jean-Bernard Carillet and Anthony Ham.

    About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, as well as an award-winning website, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

    TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 and 2013 winner in Favorite Travel Guide category

    'Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - The New York Times

    'Lonely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.' -Fairfax Media (Australia)
    Insight Guides Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles
    By Insight Guides

    Insight Guides
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    Insight Guides Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles
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    These three island countries and regions conjure up instant images of white sand beaches, honeymoons, and general luxury travel, but there is so much more to discover in addition. Be inspired to visit by the fully-updated new edition of Insight Guide Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles, a comprehensive full-colour guide to three very distinctive destinations.



    Inside Insight Guide Mauritius, Réunion & Seychelles:




    • A fully-overhauled edition by three expert local authors.


    • Stunning, specially-commissioned photography that brings these idyllic islands and their people to life.


    • Highlights of the country's top attractions, including Piton de la Fournaise on Réunion, one of the planet's most active volcanoes; Anse Lazio in the Seychelles, often described as the world's best beach; and Mauritius's Black River Gorges National Park, rich with lush flora and fauna.


    • Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover all three destinations in depth, including the off-the-beaten-track island of Rodrigues, located off Mauritius, and all of the islands that make up the three nations and territories.


    • Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip, including our independent selection of the best places to eat and the best activities on offer.






    About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-color print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travelers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.



    'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
    Globetrotter travel pack - Mauritius (Globetrotter travel guide)
    By Martine Maurel

    Map Studio
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    Mauritius Travel Guide: Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay
    By Steve Jonas

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    Mauritius Travel Guide: Attractions, Eating, Drinking, Shopping & Places To Stay
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    • Mauritius Travel Guide Attractions Eating Drinking Shopping Places to Stay
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    Located 2,400 kilometres from the southeastern coast of Africa, Mauritius is an island nation and tourist paradise in the Indian Ocean. The island is part of the Mascarenhas Archipelago along with Rodrigues Island and French Réunion, sharing with them a common geologic origin. The official language in Mauritius is English with French being in common everyday usage. Welcome to Mauritius - Mauritius Map - Planning Your Stay - Climate & Weather - Sightseeing - Beaches of Mauritius - Souillac Village - City of Mahebourg - Champ de Mars Racecourse - Rodrigues Island - Black River Gorges National Park - Mauritius Natural History Museum - China Town - Aapravasi Ghat (Immigration Depot) - National History Museum of Mauritius - L'Aventure du Sucre (Sugar Factory) - La Citadelle – Fort Adelaide - Tomb of Blessed Pere Laval - Eureka Mansion - Red-roofed Church at Cap Malheureux - Where To Stay - Eating & Drinking - Shopping
    Mauritius - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
    By Tom Cleary

    Kuperard
    Released: 2011-04-12
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    Mauritius - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
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    Mauritius is a conundrum. A small, exotic, multiethnic island nation in the Indian Ocean, to some it is a multicultural “rainbow,” a haven of peace, love, and understanding. Others see it as ethnically divided, cultivating only “sugarcane and prejudice.” Opinions differ as to whether it is a Creole island, a Hindu-dominated Little India, or a neo-colonial outpost of the French-speaking world. Optimists see it as the biggest social and economic miracle of the post-colonial world, whereas pessimists believe it to be a social accident waiting to happen. For many visitors Mauritius appears to be a carefree tropical paradise, but its complexity will baffle any foreigner who dares to leave the comfort of the luxury beach resort. Daily life is far from idyllic for the majority of the population struggling to reconcile traditional culture and old ethno-religious antagonisms with the demands of the modern world. Mauritius is a very new nation, formed over the past three centuries. Although the South and East Asian influence is very strong, its most defining characteristic is its very multiculturalism. Its traditions reflect the diversity of the people, and Mauritian language, food and religion form an intoxicating medley. Other customs have been created locally and are shared by all, such as the lively and popular musical tradition of sega. Modernization and global economics mean many younger Mauritians now share a common culture and outlook on life, where the sense of being Mauritian outweighs ancestral ties and divisive communalism. Culture Smart! Mauritius will help you make sense of the modern and the traditional, of shared and ancestral culture, and enable you to navigate your way through the contradictions at the heart of modern Mauritius. Show the expected courtesy and respect and you will meet many extraordinary, warm-hearted, patient, and friendly people who are keen to welcome outsiders from any part of the world.
    Mauritius, 8th (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Alex Richards

    Bradt Travel Guides
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    Mauritius, 8th (Bradt Travel Guide)
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    This new edition contains all the background and practical information you’ll need to make the most of your visit to the Mascarenes. Mauritius, in particular, has become a ‘dream holiday’ destination, especially popular with honeymooners and couples wishing to tie the knot on a classic white sand beach. It is easy to see why: luxurious hotels, a tropical climate, a glorious coastline, excellent diving and fascinating flora and fauna combine to make this island idyllic.


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