Republic of Mauritius
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Country name : Republic of Mauritius
Government Type : Parliamentary democracy.
Independence : 12 March 1968 (from UK)
Capital : Port Louis
Main Towns : Mahébourg-Triolet-Goodlands.
Geographic Location : Mauritius lies on the Indian Ocean.
Geographic Area : 2,040 km2.
Population : 1,274,189 (July 2007 est.)
Ethnic groups : Indo-Mauritian, Creole, Sino-Mauritian, Franco, Mauritian.
Languages : Creole-Bhojpuri-French-English (official).
Historical glimpse : Independence of Mauritius was attained in 1968 with the group of Commonwealth. The first president was Sir. Seewoosagur Ramgoolam. The current head of state is President Sir Anerood Jugnauth, since (7 October 2003).
Economy : The economy rests on sugar, tourism, textile and financial services and expanding into fish processing.
GDP : $ 14.9 billion (2007 est.)
GDP (real growth rate) : 5.6% (2007 est.)
Agricultural Products : Sugarcane-tea-corn-potatoes-bananas-cattle and fish.
Industries : Food processing-textiles-clothing-mining-chemical-tourism.
Currency : Mauritian rupee.
Reg. Orgs Participation : ACP-AU-COMESA-MIGA-SADC-OIF