Living In Mauritius



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COUNTRY INFORMATION


Mauritius is a fascinating, world-in-one-island paradise. Its very name conjures up images of tropical luxury and stupendous extravagance. From the stunning sand-rimmed lagoons and popular wide public beaches to the picturesque islands off the country’s coastline, there’s truly something for everyone here. Add to this the joys of Chinese, Indian, French and African cuisine, the rousing beat of séga music and the infectious party spirit of the locals, and one can understand why Mauritius really is so many people’s idea of paradise on earth.

Mauritius enjoys a typically tropical climate with year-round heat, although the southeast trade winds help it never to feel too muggy. The summer months are from December to April, when it can nevertheless be extremely humid, and the winter, such as it is, runs from May to November, and is cooler and drier.

Capital (and largest city) : Port Louis
 
Time zone : MUT (UTC+4) or 4 hours Greenwich Mean Time & +3 hours Mid-European Time
 
Currency : Mauritian Rupee (MUR)
 
Language : English is generally accepted as the official language of Mauritius and as the language of government administration, the courts and business. The Mauritian population is multilingual; most Mauritians are equally fluent in English and French. French and English are favored in educational and professional settings while Asian languages are used in socio-cultural activities and Creole or Bhojpuri as Mother tongue.