Population : 1 300 000 inhabitants
Capital : Port-Louis
Political nature of the State : Parliamentary Democratic Republic
Religions : Hinduism (48 %), Catholicism (24 %), Islam (17 %)
Power : 220 volts, with 3 wire plug or standard European type (2 wire plug)
Time difference : GMT/UTC + 4 h.
The Mauritian Rupee symbol is Rs. or Mur, and 1 euro is equivalent to approximately Rs. 40.
Currency in circulation: coins of 5, 20 and 50 cents and of 1, 5, 10 and 20 rupees, notes of 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1 000 and 2 000 rupees.
Currency Exchange is possible at the counters of all banks and forex exchange businesses.
Credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro) and travellers cheques accepted.
Weather and climate
Always pleasant tropical climate, with an annual average temperature oscillating between 20 to 31 ° C.
Summer season stretches from November to April, while temperatures are cooler from June to September.
The North Coast is the sunniest area throughout the year.