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Capital:
Port Louis
Government:
Parliamentary Democracy
Current Head of Government:
Paramasivum Pillay Vyapoory
Economy:
  • Mainstays of the economy remain sugar, tourism, textiles, apparel and financial services with expansion into fish processing, information and communications technology and hospitality and property development.
  • Sugarcane is grown on about 90% of the cultivated land area and accounts for 15% of export earnings.
Population:
1,379,365 (2020) (156th)
Land Size:
22,040 sq km (788 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Indo-Mauritian: 68%
  • Creole: 27%
  • Sino-Mauritian: 3%
  • Franco-Mauritian: 2%
Religions:
  • Hinduism: 48.0%
  • Roman Catholicism: 23.6%
  • Islam: 16.6%
  • Other Christianity: 8.6%
  • Other: 2.5%
  • Unspecified: 0.3%
  • None: 0.4%
Languages(s):
  • Creole: 80.5%
  • Bhojpuri: 12.1%
  • French: 3.4%
  • English (official)
  • Other: 3.7%
  • Unspecified: 0.3%