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Official NameThe Republic of Mauritius
Country Meaning(Land of Prince Maurice Van Nassau)
MottoStar and key of the Indian Ocean (Official)
AnthemMotherland ()
Capital/CityPort Louis
Population1,266,030 (0.02% of the world)
LanguagesCreole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, two languages 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes English, the official language of the National Assembly, which is spoken by less than 1% of the population), unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)
Alpha Code »MU / MUS
Internet Domain
Currency Symbol Mauritian rupee (₨ MUR)
Central Bank »Bank of Mauritius
Calling Codes+230
Area Total Area: 2,040 km2 (790 sq mi)
Land: 2,030 km2 (780 sq mi)
Water: 10 km2 (3.9 sq mi)
RegionEastern Africa Sub-Saharan Africa
Lat/Long-20.3484040, 57.5521520
Timezone1 timezone(s)