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About Mauritius

The Geography of Mauritius

 

The island of Mauritius lies in the southern hemisphere in the middle of the Indian Ocean The island state of Mauritius comprises the two larger islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues as well as some smaller islands off the coast of Mauritius and the remote islands of Agalega and St. Brandon.  The main island, Mauritius, has an area of 720 square miles (1,865 km²); taking into account the island of Rodriguez and the other smaller islands the entire country covers a total surface area of 788 square miles (2040 km²).

 

States & Territories


Mauritius includes three territories and nine Districts. Territories are Agalega, cargados carajos (Saint Brandon), Rodriguez  and Districts are Flacq, Grand Port, Moka, Pamplemousses, Plaines Wilhems, Port Louis, Rivière du Rempart  and Rivière Noire.


Time Zone


Whole Mauritius shares a common time zone of UTC +4 throughout the year.

 

History


The island of Mauritius was unknown and uninhabited before its first recorded visit, by Arab sailors during the Middle Ages who named it Dina Arobi. In 1507 Portuguese sailors visited the uninhabited island and established a visiting base. After that Mauritius was ruled and regulated by different emperors like Dutch, French and british. After a General Election in 1967, Mauritius adopted a new constitution and independence was proclaimed on 12 March 1968. Mauritius became independent as a Commonwealth realm, becoming a republic within the Commonwealth some twenty-four years later on 12 March 1992.


Mauritius Studies


Various options of International Students are available in various fields like Business, Engineering, Health Science, Science, Agriculture and Humanities. The cost of fee varies from 2,50,000 to 4,00,000 INR depending upon the course and level of Studies.