Mauritius is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean about 1,800 kilometres from the African mainland. The country is located 850 kilometres east of Madagascar, but near the French island Réunion. Mauritius has 1.3 million inhabitants and is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. The vast majority live on the island of Mauritius, the second largest island is Rodrigues. Mauritius, like Seychelles, is one of the richest countries in Africa, tourism is an important source of income. The capital Port Louis is located on the island of Mauritius. The well-known dodo, an extinct bird, was only found on the island of Mauritius. Incidentally, the island of Mauritius is named after Maurice, Prince of Orange. A flight between Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport and Réunion Roland Garros Airport takes only 45 minutes (Air Mauritius, Air Austral).
Practical information about Mauritius:
Time zone: Mauritius Time +4
National Day: 12 March
Airport: airport / aéroport
What are the busiest airports in Mauritius?
|Mauritius Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Airport||MRU||3,884,056|