LIFE IN MAURITIUS
Mauritius is an island situated in the middle of the Indian Ocean, about 2,400 km off the East coast of Africa. It is surrounded by more than 150 kilometres (93 miles) of white sandy beaches and the lagoons are protected from the open sea by the world’s third largest coral reef, which surrounds the island. The country is multi-ethnic and multicultural with a population estimate of 1.2 million based on 2017 figures.
The government system is closely modelled on the British Westminster parliamentary system. Mauritius is highly ranked for democracy and for economic and political freedom. The capital is Port Louis.