Mauritius


Republic of Mauritius
Capital: Port Louis Nationality: Mauritian Population: 1,313,095
Currency: Mauritian rupees(MUR) Off. Lang: English Area: 2,040 sq km
Internet DM: mu GDP: $19.28 bil. Life Exp: 74.71 years
Literacy: 84.4% Location: 20 17 S, 57 33 E Calling Code: 230

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, located 20 17 S, 57 33 E. The island has an area of 2,040 sq km. Port Louis is the capital. The official language is English, but most people speak creole,
the lingua franca of the island.





Demographics


The population is 1,303,717 with a life expectancy of 74.48 years. The island is 68% Indo-Mauritian, 27% Creole,3% Sino-Mauritian ,and 2% Franco-Mauritian. Mauritius is 48% Hindu, 23.6% Roman Catholic, 16.6% Muslim, 8.6% other Christian, 2.5% other, 0.3% unspecified, 0.4% none. 84.4% of the island is literate.

Economy


Mauritius Stock Exchange


The Mauritius Stock Exchange is the stock exchange of Mauritius. It runs CDS, Central Depository & Settlement Co. Ltd (CDS), a private company, that handles all settlements, deposits, and clearings of Mauritius equity and bond. CDS was founded in 1996 and started operating in 1997. The SEMDEX Index is a weighted index of the market, that reflects movements in the market.

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