Mauritius’ capital Port Louis

8 September 2015 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, UNESCO World Heritage

Aerial view of Port Louis © Peter Kuchar

Aerial view of Port Louis © Peter Kuchar

Port Louis is the capital of Mauritius. It is the largest city of the country and main port, which borders the Indian Ocean. It is located in the Port Louis District. The population of the administrative district was estimated at 128,483, and the urban area at 148,416 in December 2010.   read more…

Mauritius in the Indian Ocean

30 December 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

Trou-aux-Biches beach © flickr.com - Romeodesign/cc-by-3.0

Trou-aux-Biches beach © flickr.com – Romeodesign/cc-by-3.0

Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius (French: République de Maurice) is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, 560 kilometres (350 mi) east of the principal island, the islands of Agalega and Saint Brandon. Mauritius claim sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago situated 1,287 kilometres (800 mi) to the north east, the United Kingdom excised the archipelago from it territory prior to Mauritius independence and gradually depopulate the island’s population. The islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues and Réunion 170 km (110 mi) form part of the Mascarene Islands. The area of the country is 2040 km2, its capital is Port Louis.   read more…

Country overview

9 November 2011 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General

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