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  • Area: 2,040 sq. km (788 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 1,348,242 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 0.61% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 75.6 years (2016)
  • Languages: Creole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, two languages 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes English, the official language, spoken by less than 1% of the population)
  • Religions: Hindu 48.5%, Roman Catholic 26.3%, Muslim 17.3%, other Christian 6.4%, other 0.6%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1%
  • Formal name: Republic of Mauritius
  • Alternate names: Île de France, Île Maurice, Isle de France, Maurice, Republic of Mauritius, République de Maurice
  • Government type: parliamentary republic
  • Leaders: chief of state: President Ameenah GURIB-FAKIM; head of government: Prime Minister Sir Anerood JUGNAUTH
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Administrative divisions: 9 districts and 3 dependencies
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $19,500 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: clothing and textiles, sugar, cut flowers, molasses, fish, primates (for research)
  • Imports: manufactured goods, capital equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals
  • Currency: Mauritian rupees (MUR)

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