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Backgrounder: The Republic of Mauritius


Source: | 02-17-2009 08:59

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The Republic of Mauritius is an island country in the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Port Louis.

The Republic of Mauritius is an island country in the Indian Ocean. Its capital is Port Louis.
The Republic of Mauritius is an island country in the Indian 
Ocean. Its capital is Port Louis.

Around 1.3 million people live here. The majority of which are Indo-Mauritius, followed by Creole, Sino-Mauritius, and Franco-Mauritius.

The languages spoken in the country are Creole, Bhojpuri, French and English.

There is a long history of exchanges between Chinese and Mauritius peoples.

Chinese first arrived in Mauritius in the mid-18th century. Over the years, Mauritius Chinese have made active contributions to the development and nation-building of Mauritius.

China and Mauritius established diplomatic relations in 1972. Since then, the friendship has continued to prosper. The two governments have signed various agreements of cooperation in fields such as economy, technology, culture, education and sports.


Editor:Zhang Ning