Mauritius

Mauritius

Capital – Port Louis
Population - 1,260,000
Area - 2,040 km2
Density - 617.65 / km2
Currency - MUR
Official language - English
The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of the African continent in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 870 km east of Madagascar. The Republic includes the islands of Cargados Carajos, Rodrigues, Tromelin and the Agalega Islands. The small paradise has picture-perfect white sand beaches, crystal clear waters and sunny blue skies, also it boasts a wealth of cultural diversity and historic sites. The beaches of Mauritius are the ideal spot to go for a sunbath, also are well cared and offer a host of water sports. The historic sites of Mauritius include the ruins of the European settlements. Glimpse of the medieval history of the island offer the Balaclava ruins and the Dutch ruins at Vieux Grand Port. The animal lovers can find here some wildlife destinations which are home to a wide range of wildlife found in the region. The most popular pilgrimage site is Triolet Shivala – the biggest Hindu temple of the islands was built in Triolet in 1819