The Republic of Mauritius is located in the south-west of the Indian Ocean, in the heart of the Mascarene Archipelago, (also called “Vanilla Islands”) between Reunion in the west, and Rodrigues in the east.
The capital of the Republic of Mauritius is Port Louis, located in the northwest of the island.
The Mauritian flag is composed of four colors, with various interpretations:
The population is approximately 1.2 million and comprises several communities. The majority of Mauritians are mixed with Indian (66%) or Creole (28%) origins.
There is no main religion given the diversity of the population
Creole Mauritian, French, English
The formation of the island goes back 7 to 15 million years. The island is a volcanic origin and we can observe the traces of the great caldera at the origin of its creation. Mauritius covers an area of 2,040 km². It measures in its largest dimensions 65 km long and 45 km wide.