The island of Mauritius lies about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean. As part of the Republic of Mauritius, which also includes the nearby island of Rodrigues as well as the outer islands Agaléga and St. Brandon, Mauritius has a long history of colonial conquests, disputed by the Netherlands, France and Great Britain. Having gained independence in 1968, the Republic of Mauritius retains its colourful diversity to-date, remaining multi-ethnic, multi-religious, multicultural and multilingual, giving shape to a very own, unique environment.
||1 Mauritian Rupee = 100 cents
||Police and Ambulance: 999
Fire brigade: 995
||In the main towns, normal opening hours last from 9:30am until 7:30pm on weekdays and Saturdays, whereas most of the shops are closed on Sundays and public holidays.
||Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
St Louis Street
11302 Port Luis
Phone: +230 203 190 0