STATUS: Organized Work
CHURCHES: 5 Churches
Career Missionaries Chris & Paula Richardson
MAURITIUS – Country Information
Mauritius has a population of 1,379,365 as of 2020.
1,937 sq km / 748 sq mi (smaller than Rhode Island)
Port Louis, the capital, is also home to a major port in the western Indian Ocean.
26.3% Roman Catholic
1.5% Other / Non-religious
English is spoken by a small percentage of population, with 86.5% of the population speaking Creole. Bhojpuri, an Indo-Aryan language, is spoken by 5.8% of the population.
Of volcanic origin, Mauritius is almost entirely surrounded by coral reef and is located in the Indian Ocean, about 500 miles east of Madagascar. Mauritius also includes Rodrigues Island.
Mauritius has undergone a remarkable economic transformation from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a diversified, upper middle-income economy, advancing in industry, the finance, and tourism.
Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean with 600 species of plant life in its forests.
Mauritius was uninhabited until the early 1600’s. In 1767, the French took authority and brought slaves to establish a sugar industry on the island, and the colony prospered. In the 19th century the island was taken by the British. On March 12, 1968 Mauritius became an independent nation.
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