facts about mauritius


Here are some facts about Mauritius that you may find interesting!


total: 2,040 sq km
land: 2,030 sq km
water: 10 sq km


tropical, modified by southeast trade winds, 

warm, dry winter  – May to November

hot, wet, humid summer – November to May

Natural resources

arable land, fish, scenic beauty

Elevation extremes
lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m
highest point: Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire 828 m


total: 1,310,504
male: 639,270
female: 671,234 (2024 est.)

Ethnic groups

Indo-Mauritian (compose approximately two thirds of the total population), Creole, Sino-Mauritian, Franco-Mauritian


Creole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, two languages 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes English, one of the two official languages of the National Assembly, which is spoken by less than 1% of the population), unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)


Hindu 48.5%, Roman Catholic 26.3%, Muslim 17.3%, other Christian 6.4%, other 0.6%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)

Population growth rate

0.07% (2024 est.)