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Largest Cities
City Population Estimated
Port Louis 144,000 2002
Beau Bassin-Rose Hill 107,200 2002
Vascoas-Phoenix 102,200 2002

Key Data
Region: Indian Ocean
Population: 1,221,300 October 2002
Area Total: 1,860 km2
Area Land: 1,850 km2
Coast Line: 177 km km
Capital: Port Louis
Climate: tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter; hot, wet, humid summer.
Languages: English (official)
Creole
French
Hindi
Urdu
Hakka
Bojpoori
Currency: 1 Mauritian rupee (MauR) = 100 cents
Holiday: Independence Day, 12 March (1968)

Average Daily Temperature
Capital: Port Louis
January: 22.8C / 73F
July: 27.2C / 81F
Annual Rainfall: 1016mm / 40''

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Ethnic Divisions

 

Indo-Mauritian 68%
Creole 27%
Sino-Mauritian 3%
Franco-Mauritian 2%
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