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A beautiful tropical island floating on the turquoise seas of the Indian Ocean … an enchanting land of billowing sugar cane fields, sunlit mountain ranges, white sand beaches, crystal clear lagoons and charming, friendly people.

Mauritius, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is known for its magical coastline, sheltered crystal-clear lagoons and temperate tropical climate.

The island is situated in the Indian Ocean, approximately 2400 kilometres off the South East Coast of Africa at 20o south of the equator and longitude 57.5o east. The island, which is of volcanic origin has a surface area of some 2040 km2.

Port Louis, situated in the northwest of Mauritius, is the capital city and chief port of the island and a centre point for business dealings.

The national currency is the Mauritian Rupee (Rs).

The time difference is +4 hours GMT.

History
The island was named Mauritius after the Dutch Prince Maurice Van Nassau towards the end of the 16y. The Dutch were the first to colonise the island and remained on the island until 1710. The French took possession of the island in 1715 and ruled until 1810, year when the British launched a surprise attack and conquered the island. The British ruled the island for 158 years and in 1968, Mauritius gained its independence and became a sovereign state. In 1992, the island gained the status of Republic within the Commonwealth.

Flag
The Mauritian flag is a ith the red colour representing the struggle for the independence; the blue standing for the magnificent Indian Ocean; the yellow symbolising hope for a bright future; and green representing agriculture which is one of the main pillars of the economy.

Climate
The island is gifted with a temperate tropical climate with only two well defined seasons. i.e., summer from November to April and winter from May to October. With temperatures varying between 23p> c to 33o c in summer, between 17o c to 23o c in winter and a sea temperature of 22o c to 27o c, Mauritius is known as an all-year round holiday destination.

People
Mauritius today has a population of 1.2 million inhabitants and is a wonderfully eclectic mix of races, due to colonization and migration throughout its history, including descendants of French, British, Indian, Chinese, African and Malagasy origin. The result is a blend of cultures which imbues into every facet of life – religion, customs, cuisine, music – and makes Mauritius a unique and fascinating place to visit and live.

Language
English is the official language and is understood by a large section of the population. French and Creole are however most commonly used and spoken. Several oriental languages are also spoken.

The Mauritius Advantage
Over the years, Mauritius has crafted the prerequisites to make the island a really advantageous, safe and business-friendly location of unparalleled quality for the investor community. The country has a long and positive track record in attracting investors from all parts of the world, many of whom have re-invested in multiple projects and are still active in Mauritius.r> In recent years, the island state has emerged as one of the strongest economies in sub-Saharan Africa. Resting on a broad-based and resilient economy, the country is poised for further growth as it sets out to become a major business and financial hub in this region of the world.

Why invest in Mauritius

  • Social & political stability

  • A strong & diversified economy

  • An educated & bilingual workforce

  • A pool of skilled & qualified professionals

  • A business friendly environment

  • Preferential access to international markets

  • A modern & reliable infrastructure

  • A comprehensive & forward looking legal framework

  • A growing international business & financial hub

  • A safe and enjoyable place to work and live
     

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