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Mauritius: Indian Ocean Country with Vibrant Natural Beauty

The Arab and Malay sailors first explored Mauritius in the 10th century but it was discovered only in the 16th century by the Portuguese. In the 17th century Dutch established the first foreign settlement in Mauritius and named it in honor of Prince Maurits van Nassaau. The strategic location of Mauritius overseeing the navigation route in Indian Ocean attracted many colonial powers like France who established their control in 1715 and later on introduced sugar cane plantation with the help of African slaves. During the Napoleonic Wars British seized the Mauritius from France. British developed Mauritius into strong naval and air base and its location played vital role during World War II. Mauritius became an independent nation in 1968.

Mauritius Profile: Overview of Facts and Figures

    · National Name: The Republic of Mauritius
    · Capital: Port Louis
    · Total area: 2,040 sq km (788 sq miles)
    · Population: 1.3 million (UN, 2008)
    · Currency: Mauritian Rupee
    · Languages: Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)
    · Ethnicity/ Races: Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)
    · Religion: Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%
    · GDP (Per Capita): $12,400 (2008 est.)
    · Life Expectancy: Male: 70.28 years, Female: 77.4 years (2008 est.)
    · Literacy Rate: Male: 88.4%, Female: 80.5% (2000 census)

Geographical Information on Mauritius:
Mauritius forms the part of Mascarene Islands in combination with Réunion and Rodrigues islands. It is located off the African coast in the southwest Indian Ocean.

The climate of Mauritius is tropical in nature. Winter is generally hot and humid. July is the coldest month and Feb is the hottest month. Mauritius receives plenty of precipitation between the months of Jan to March. Tropical cyclones are a common natural phenomenon of Mauritius.

Culture, Cuisine and Tradition of Mauritius:

Mauritius gives the reflection of European, Indian, Chinese and African cultures that have made Mauritian culture all the more rich and vibrant. In Mauritius one can see the representation of various cultures through churches, temples, mosques, Chinese pagodas and Buddhist temples. This multi-ethnic characteristic of Mauritius makes multi-lingual and multi-cultural land. Various festivals like Diwali, Id, and Christmas are celebrated in Mauritius.

The cuisines of Mauritius represent the preparation styles of the French, Chinese, Creole, Indian and indigenous African cuisines. The major Food in Mauritius is Camarons in hot prawns, Venison, Octopus, Gateaux piments or Chilly cakes and Dholl purri. Creole curry is a spicy cuisine served with fish, beef or chickens are popular recipe through out the country.

Mauritius Economy:
The Mauritian economy was previously dependent on sugar-based industries and later on textiles and recently financial services and tourism contribute the major part to Mauritius economy. The information and communication technology (ICT) based business process outsourcing and seafood export have emerged as important sectors in the Mauritius economy.

Tourist Attractions of Mauritius:
The beauty of Mauritius lie in the varieties of natural landscapes that ranges from magnificent waterfalls to vast expansion of coral reefs to silvery sandy beaches. The tropical forests nurtures varieties of flora and fauna on land while the vast expansion of sea remain the habitat of water species. The world-class facilities along with ample of scenic beauty makes Mauritius a front ranked tourist destination.

Port Louis: is the capital city and chief port of Mauritius. It is famous for its location between mountains that gives the panoramic view of sea and adjacent French style town. Port Louis is famous for its architectural supremacy reflected through its French styled buildings, churches and mosques.

Le Anx Cerfs: is famous for it beaches and lagoons. It is the best place in Mauritius that is known for its sunbathing, the water sports, restaurants and handicrafts.

Major Sight-seeing Places in Mauritius include:
    · Black River George
    · Pamplemonsses Garden
    · Eureka House
    · Domaine Les Pailles
    · Curepipe

Imogen Thomas courts attention by flexing on beach in tiny two-piece

May 1, 2012 at 5:22 PM

London, May 1 (ANI): Imogen Thomas and her mother Janette sported similar black and white polka dot bikinis as they enjoyed some bonding time on a holiday in Mauritius.

Imogen climbs aboard Simon Cowell's publicity machine for attention

April 28, 2012 at 2:34 PM

London, Apr 28 (ANI): Imogen Thomas, who is hailed as the biggest attention addiction in celeb land, doesn't seem to have taken a break from publicity even on her holidays with her family in Mauritius.

Imogen Thomas flaunts assets in pouty pic from paradise holiday

April 26, 2012 at 3:14 PM

London, Apr 26 (ANI): Imogen Thomas, who is on a vacation with her parents, couldn't resist teasing her fans with a sexy shot from her paradise holiday.

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No plan to reopen Viveka Babajee case, says family (With Image)

April 24, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS) In the wake of latest revelations in the Arun Tikku and Karan Kakkad murder cases, former supermodel Viveka Babajee's family Tuesday denied that it was considering re-opening her death case.

Simon Cowell's X-rated lap dancer romps exposed in new book

April 21, 2012 at 2:13 PM

London, Apr 21 (ANI): Simon Cowell enjoyed an X-rated romance with a lap dancer but decided to dump her after she embarrassed him in front of his pals, it has been revealed.

GRSE aiming at 25 percent turnover rise in FY13

April 17, 2012 at 6:05 PM

Kolkata, April 17 (IANS) The Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers Ltd (GRSE), a central government undertaking, is aiming at a 25 percent growth in turnover this fiscal at Rs.16 billion. It had a turnover of Rs.12.83 billion during the last fiscal.

Major quake rattles Sumatra, tsunami alert in India

April 11, 2012 at 3:39 PM

New Delhi/Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) Many states along India's east coast felt tremors as a high intensity earthquake rocked Sumatra Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A tsunami warning has been issued in India and 27 other countries

Tsunami alert following Indonesia quake

April 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Hong Kong, April 11 (IANS) A tsunami alert has been sounded in 28 places across the world, including India, after a massive earthquake rocked Indonesia Wednesday.

Saudi youth explore India's IT, education space

March 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) A 40-member Saudi Arabian youth team that is in India to promote interactions in the field of science and technology and to gain a firsthand account of the progress made by Indian institutions and universities, called on Minister of State for Communications and IT Sachin Pilot here Thursday.

Sensex slips to two-month low over tax issues (Roundup)

March 26, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Mumbai, March 26 (IANS) Indian equities markets closed lower Monday with a benchmark index falling 309 points to a two-month low as traders feared the government was planning to tax foreign institutional investors operating out of Mauritius.

Laborious Biharis knows to write own fate: Nitish Kumar

March 19, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said that Biharis never known for there begging attitude but they have achieved their goals by their diligence, intelligence and merit.

World Book Fair New Delhi, 2012 begins with a new imagination

February 25, 2012 at 6:36 PM

The biennial World Book Fair New Delhi, 2012 to be held from February 25 to March 4, 2012 began today.

World Book Fair 2012 New Delhi

February 22, 2012 at 4:05 PM

The biennial world book fair held in Pragati Maidan in New Delhi is going to be held from February 25 to March 4, 2012 this year. Started in 1972, this will be the 20th edition of the World Book Fair organized by the National Book Trust, India (NBT).

Indians are largest depositors of black money, claims CBI

February 14, 2012 at 5:09 PM

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has claimed that Indians are the largest depositors of illegal money in banks abroad amounting to an estimated 500 billion US dollars.

Malacca becomes the first non-Indian state to recognize 'Kolattam'

February 9, 2012 at 8:21 PM

Kuala Lumpur, Feb 9(ANI): Malacca has become the first state outside India to recognize the ancient folk dance of Kolattam (a stick dance) in its annual tourism calendar.

Mauritius ready to review bilateral tax treaty with India: Ramgoolam

February 8, 2012 at 7:05 PM

New Delhi, Feb 8 (ANI): Mauritian Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam on Wednesday said the island nation will address issues relating to the Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) with India.

Mauritius PM in India to strengthen bilateral ties

February 7, 2012 at 9:24 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Mauritius Prime Minister, Navinchandra Ramgoolam, who is in India on a six-day visit to ramp up bilateral economic and security ties, began the official leg of his tour with a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.

Mauritius PM in India to strengthen bilateral ties

February 7, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, Feb 7 (ANI): Mauritius Prime Minister, Navinchandra Ramgoolam, who is in India on a six-day visit to ramp up bilateral economic and security ties, began the official leg of his tour with a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.

Mauritius PM arrives India for his six-day visit

February 7, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Mauritius Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam today arrived at Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi with a high level of delegates, business men and senior officers in order to hold several bilateral social, economical, cultural meeting w

Mauritius PM arrives in India

February 6, 2012 at 10:17 PM

New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): Prime Minister of Mauritius, Navinchandra Ramgoolam today arrived in New Delhi on a six-day visit to the country.

Mauritius PM to visit India for six days

February 5, 2012 at 8:59 PM

New Delhi, Feb.5 (ANI):Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, and his wife Veena Ramgoolam, will pay a state visit to India from February 6 to 11.

Mauritius PM to visit India for six days

February 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

New Delhi, Feb.5 (ANI):Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, the Prime Minister of Mauritius, and his wife Veena Ramgoolam, will pay a state visit to India from February 6 to 11.

4 in 5 diabetics live in developing countries

February 3, 2012 at 9:16 PM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Although worldwide, four in five people with diabetes now live in developing countries, access to healthcare support varied widely in these regions and one in 10 diagnosed cases remain untreated.

4 in 5 diabetics live in developing countries

February 3, 2012 at 10:51 AM

Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): Although worldwide, four in five people with diabetes now live in developing countries, access to healthcare support varied widely in these regions and one in 10 diagnosed cases remain untreated.

India offers assistance to Mauritius in tapping renewable energy

January 24, 2012 at 8:55 PM

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): India has offered help to Mauritius in developing its renewable energy sector.

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