Mauritius is a stable and prosperous Indian Ocean archipelago.
Once dependent on sugar exports, the island has built up a strong outsourcing and financial services sector, as well as an important tourism industry, and now boasts one of Africa’s highest per capita incomes.
Mauritius claims sovereignty over the Chagos Islands, in a dispute with Britain that saw hundreds of islanders deported to make way for a US military base on the island of Diego Garcia in the 1960s.
Facts about Mauritius:
Population 1.3 million
Area 2,040 sq km (788 sq miles)
Major languages English (official), Creole, French, Indian languages
Major religions Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Life expectancy 71 years (men), 78 years (women)
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