Mauritius

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About Mauritius

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean and is quite popularly known for its beaches, lagoons and reefs. It is considered as the most competitive and one of the most developed economies in the African region

The country’s economy is primarily on information and communication technology, seafood, hospitality and property development, healthcare, renewable energy, and education and training. The country is also growing fast in the tourism sector.

Mauritius has one of the largest exclusive economic zones in the world and considered as a tax haven for corporates

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityPort Louis
Government TypeUnitary parliamentary republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, French
CurrencyMauritian rupee, MUR
Phone Code +230
Important CitiesBeau Bassin-Rose Hill, Vacoas, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes, Triolet, Goodlands, Centre de Flacq, Bel Air Rivière Sèche, Mahébourg
National DayIndependence Day & Republic Day (12th Mar)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking13 (Very Easy)
Primary IndustriesFood processing (largely sugar milling), textiles, clothing; chemicals, metal products, transport equipment, nonelectrical machinery; tourism
Major Exportsprepared or preserved fish, clothing (mainly t-shirts, shirts and suits), and cane or beet sugar, petroleum products, frozen fish, cars, medicaments and radio transmission equipment.
Major Exports to IndiaMinerals, Footwear, Hides and skins, Fuels, Food Products, Plastic or Rubber, Stone and Glass, Chemicals, Wood, Textiles and Clothing
Major Importsoil, manufactured goods, capital equipment and food, Refined Petroleum, Non-fillet Frozen Fish, Cars, Planes, Helicopters, and/or Spacecraft, Coal Briquettes.
Major Imports from IndiaFuels, Textiles and Clothing, Vegetables, Chemicals, Raw materials, Capital goods, Machinery and Electricals, Plastic or Rubber, Transportation, Metals
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiafree trade agreement between India and Mauritius, bilateral trade
Bordering NationsMadagascar, French Reunion
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Commonwealth of Nations(CommonWealth), Indian Ocean Rim Association(IORA), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Southern Africa Development Community(SADC), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Tanmaya Lal
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
6th Floor, LIC Building, John Kennedy Street, Port Louis
Email: hicom.ss@intnet.mu
Phone: (230) 208 3775/76
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mrs. Mrs. S.B.Hanoomanjee
Honorable High Commissioner
Mauritius High Commission, New Delhi
EP-41 Jesus & Mary Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-110021
Email: mhcnd@bol.net.in mhcnewdelhi@gmail.com
Phone: + 91 11 2410 2161, + 91 11 2410 2162, + 91 11 2410 2163 + 91 11 2611 5950