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Latitude of Mauritius is:-20.2833 and Longitude of Mauritius is: 57.55
Ruled by the British for close to 2 centuries, Mauritius has been an independent nation since 1968. It is an island country located in the southwest Indian Ocean. The country is a parliamentary republic and a member of Commonwealth of Nations.
Located at the geographical coordinates of 20.2833° South and 57.55° East, Mauritius is spanned across an area of 2,040 square kilometres. The estimated population of 1,2888,000 according to 2008 census makes it the 18th most densely populated country in the world.
As a part of Mascarene Islands, Mauritius Island is in the vicinity of the island of Reunion (a French island), located at its southwest. The Island of Rodrigues lies in the northeast of Mauritius. Although formed as a result of volcanic eruptions millions of years ago, there are no active volcanoes in the region any more. Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire is the most elevated peak in the Mauritius Island at a height of 2,717 feet. Port Louis is the capital and largest city of the Mauritius Island.
The tropical climate in Mauritius is accompanied by hot and humid summers that last from November to May while the winters are mild and dry. Rainfall is experienced mainly in the month of summer bringing some relief to the inhabitants.
Apart from agriculture, the economy of Mauritius has also benefited from the banking and tourism sector. The country shares close trading ties with France.
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