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Facts about Mauritius

Capital Port Louis
Official language(s) English
Vernacular Mauritian Creole
French
English
Rodriguan Creole
Demonym Mauritian
Government Parliamentary republic
Independence
 -  from the United Kingdom 12 March 1968 
 -  Republic 12 March 1992 
Population
 -  2011 estimate 1,286,340[3] (151st)
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
 -  Total $19.276 billion[4] 
 -  Per capita $14,954[4] 
Currency Mauritian rupee (MUR)
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)
 -  Summer (DST) (DST not observed)[Note 1] (UTC)
Date formats dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on the left
Calling code +230
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