Mauritius

Country Mauritius
Capital Port Louis
Continent Africa
Currency Mauritian rupee(MUR)
Languages Mauritian creole, French & English

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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century. The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane. The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars. Mauritius remained a strategically important British naval base, and later an air station, playing an important role during World War II for anti-submarine and convoy operations, as well as the collection of signals intelligence. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather, declining sugar prices, and declining textile and apparel production, have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.

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Mauritius - Wikipedia
Mauritius - CIA World Fact Book
Mauritius - BBC
Mauritius - Timeline - BBC

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Mauritius campaign calls for monkey experiments to finish - Travel Weekly UK

Travel Weekly UK

Mauritius campaign calls for monkey experiments to finish
Travel Weekly UK
An advert is being placed in national newspapers in Mauritius protesting against the Indian ocean island government's decision to approve experiments on animals. The advert, which forms part of the Cruelty Free International Save Our Monkeys campaign, ...



Made in Chelsea in Mauritius: Where they went and how much it costs - Radio Times

Radio Times

Made in Chelsea in Mauritius: Where they went and how much it costs
Radio Times
In tonight's episode, some of the Made in Chelsea clique jet off to the island of Mauritius. It's a hard life. Some of the things they get up to are affordable even if you don't move in Chelsea's exclusive circles. Others are a bit pricier. (Not that ...



Here's why Mark Twain said that heaven was copied after Mauritius - Economic Times

Economic Times

Here's why Mark Twain said that heaven was copied after Mauritius
Economic Times
A week into my trip and I figure why Mauritius was fought over for centuries by the Dutch, the French and the British who colonised it in turns. Incredibly, no one lived in Mauritius till as recently as 400 years ago. Besides the occasional Portuguese ...



Mauritius: Government Steps Up the Clean Up Mauritius Campaign ... - AllAfrica.com

Mauritius: Government Steps Up the Clean Up Mauritius Campaign ...
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Press Release - Two hundred and twenty cases of contraventions have been registered for violation of the regulations with regard to environment cleanliness ...

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Tiffany Watson poses on Mauritius beach for Made in Chelsea - Daily Mail

Tiffany Watson poses on Mauritius beach for Made in Chelsea
Daily Mail
Tiffany Watson poses on Mauritius beach for Made in Chelsea. Bikini-clad Tiffany Watson poses on a beach in Mauritius ready for Made in Chelsea takes Mauritius. Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli on the... Read More · 0:29min · Stock markets take a hit ...



British Airways increases Gatwick-Mauritius flights - Travel Weekly UK

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British Airways increases Gatwick-Mauritius flights
Travel Weekly UK
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority director, Kevin Ramkaloan, said: “The addition of two direct flights from the UK to Mauritius is a testament to the destination's incredible appeal to holidaymakers looking for beautiful beaches and luxury resorts ...
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Updated: British Airways to increase Mauritius flights next winter as it suspends LimaTTG
British Airways steps up flights to MauritiusBreaking Travel News

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Made In Chelsea 13.2: The Gang Goes To Mauritius, Ryan Gets Vicious And Ollie Thinks Piñatas Are Delicious! - The Debrief

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Made In Chelsea 13.2: The Gang Goes To Mauritius, Ryan Gets Vicious And Ollie Thinks Piñatas Are Delicious!
The Debrief
In Mauritius, everyone is sightly sunburned and spoiling for fights. Liv tells Tiff that Sam apologised to Ella on her behalf, possibly to make Tiff forget that it's Liv's fault Ella is there at all, and possibly because she knows that doubling down on ...
'It's not chic to flaunt one's unborn child!' Mark Francis helps Binky dress for pregnancy, Sam gets a drink chucked ...Daily Mail

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Marriott International to debut Aloft hotels in Mauritius ... - Travel Daily News International

Marriott International to debut Aloft hotels in Mauritius ...
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DUBAI, UNIUTED ARAB EMIRATES - Marriott International, Inc. announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand in the capital city of Mauritius with the ...

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Aapravasi Ghat: An undying Indian symbol in Mauritius - Media India Group

Media India Group

Aapravasi Ghat: An undying Indian symbol in Mauritius
Media India Group
site_1227_0001-750-0-20151105122841 A small complex of buildings located at a seafront in Port Louis, Aapravasi Ghat served as the main immigration depot for the indentured labourers from India. An important landmark for Mauritius' social history, it ...



POP BOTTLES to be hosted in Mauritius - Media Update

Media Update

POP BOTTLES to be hosted in Mauritius
Media Update
POP BOTTLES will host a three-night, four-day island experience at the five star Lux Belle Mare Hotel in Mauritius. Guests will be flown in via charter flights from Johannesburg. <i>POP BOTTLES</i> to be hosted in Mauritius. The Sunday afternoon event ...