Country information

  • Landlocked/Coastal: Island / Coastal
  • Country area: 2,040 km²
  • Pop: 1,303,717
  • Religions: Hindu, Christian, Muslim
  • GDP/ World Rank Dollars: $15.36 billion (124)
  • HDI/ World Rank Index: 0.701 (72)
  • Main Languages: English, Bhojpuri, French
  • Largest three cities: Port Louis, Vacoas, Curepipe
  • Capital: Port Louis
  • Type of government: Presidential republic / multi-party democracy
  • Economic Structure: Exports: $1.949 billion (2005 est) - clothing and textiles, sugar, cut flowers, molasses Imports: $2.507 billion (2005 est) - manufactured goods, capital equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals
  • Name of president, PM, Ruler: President Anerood Jugnauth and Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam
  • Date of next election: Held in May-10
  • HIV/AIDS prevalence: 1% (2009 est)
  • Literacy rates: 84.40%
  • Corruption perceptions index 2010: 5.4
  • 2011 Doing Business Rank: 20
  • Life expectancy: 74.48
  • Percentage below poverty line: 8% (2006 est)

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