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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 focused on the following main sectors: Financial Services; Manufacturing; Information & Communication Technology; Seafood Processing & Aquaculture; Tourism & Hospitality; Real Estate & Property Development; Smart Cities; Healthcare; Renewable Energy; Film Production; Logistics & Distribution; Start-Ups; and Education & Training. The country is also growing fast in the tourism sector.

Having one of the largest exclusive economic zones in the world, Mauritius is also actively developing the Ocean Economy. Government of Mauritius is putting major emphasis on attracting companies for manufacturing of pharmaceutical products and vaccines as well as medical devices.

Country Facts


Basic Details
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)
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 Details for MauritiusHigh Commission of India
H.E. K.Nandini Singla
Honourable High Commissioner
6th Floor, LIC Building, John Kennedy Street, Port Louis
(230) 208 3775/76

Embassy Details of Mauritius in IndiaMauritius High Commission
H.E. Mr. Haymandoyal Dillum
High Commissioner
High Commission for Mauritius EP-41Jesus and Mary MargChanakyapuriNew Delhi-110021
+91-11-2410 2161, 62,63 (O)

Consulate General of Mauritius in Mumbai
Ms. Bineshwaree Napaul
Consul General
1105, 11th Floor, Regent Chambers, Jamnalal Bajaj Marg
022-22841410 (O)

Honorary Consulate of Mauritius in Kolkata
H.E. Mr. Raghu Mody
Honorary Consul
Rasoi Court 20 Sir R.N. Mukherjee Road Kolkata 700 001

+91-33-22480114 (O)