About Mauritius


Today, Mauritius stands as one of the leading states in the African region in terms of the ease of doing business, good governance, innovation, economic freedom and environment performance. The various accolades won by the country bear testimony to the bold fundamental reforms undertaken to continuously improve the business environment and further open the economy to foreign capital, talents, expertise and ideas to position Mauritius as an international business platform. The country takes pride in modern infrastructure consisting of fibre-optic cable connectivity, reliable land and mobile telephone networks, an expanding logistics sector, a well-maintained road network, an efficient port with deep water quays and a modern international airport.


Mauritius in figures

Population: approx 1.3 million people
Official language: English
Widely spoken languages: French, Creole and Asian languages
Land mass: 2,040 km2
Exclusive economic zone: 2.3 million km2
GDP per capita: USD 10,000
Real GDP growth rate: 3.5% (2014)
Adult literacy rate: 89.8% (2011)
Mobile phone penetration ratio: 121.7% (2014)




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