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STATUS: Organized Work

CHURCHES: 5 Churches

CONSTITUENTS: 500

UPCI MISSIONARIES:
     Career Missionaries Randall & Theresa Richardson

MAURITIUS – Country Information

Population:
Mauritius has a population of 1.4 Million as of 2020.

Size:

1,937 sq km / 748 sq mi (smaller than Rhode Island)

Capital City:
Port Louis, the capital, is also home to the main port in the western Indian Ocean.

Ethnic Groups:
67% Indo-Pakistani
27.4% Creole
3% Chinese
2.6% Other

Religion:
50% Hindu
26.3% Roman Catholic
17.3% Muslim
6.4%Christian
1.5% other or nonreligious

Languages:
English (official)
Creole (common)
French

English spoken by a small percentage of population. With 86.5% of the population speaking Creole and Bhojpuri an Indo-Aryan language spoken by 5.8% of the population.

Geography:
Mauritius is of volcanic origin and is almost entirely surrounded by coral reef and is located about 500 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius also includes Rodrigues Island.

Economy:
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 financial sector, and tourism.

Interesting Fact:
Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean with 600 species of plant life in it’s forests.

Important Facts:
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.

Click on the map above to see additional information concerning this country from nationsonline.org.

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