Mauritius

Background

The Republic of Mauritius is situated in the south west Indian Ocean, approximately 2,400 km from the south east coast of Africa, located just to the north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The island is only 67 km in length and 46 km at its widest point, with a total land area of 2,040 km², owing its origins to submarine volcanic activity. Although the volcanoes are long since dormant, they have left their mark on the profile and landscape of the island. As a political entity, the Republic includes not only the island of Mauritius but also the tiny island of Rodrigues some 563 km to the east, as well as the Cargados Carajos Archipelago (St. Brandon) and the two virtually uninhabited Agalega islands, 400 km to the north east and 1,000 km to the north of Mauritius respectively.

Country Profile

Head of State: H.E Prithvirajsing Roopun 

Head of Government: Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth

Capital City: Port Louis

Independence Day: 12 March 1968 

Languages: English, French and Creole

Currency: Rupee

Area/Size of country (km²): 2,040 km²

Natural resources: Natural resources: Sugar care, Tea, Forests, Fish, Minerals,
Arable Land 

Time Zone: GMT+4

GDP: USD  14.22 Billion 

Government website link

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

The Hon.
Nandcoomar Bodha, GCSK

Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade

11th Floor, Newton
Tower

Sir William Newton
Street,

Port Louis

Mauritius

Email: secretariatmofa@govmu.org

Focal Point

Mr.  S.D. Khundoo

Principal Analyst (Cooperation)

Regional Integration Division

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional
Integration and International Trade

9th Floor, Newton Tower,

Port Louis

Mauritius

Tel: + 230 405
2629; Fax: + 230 2137672

Email:
skhundoo@govmu.org

Principal Analyst

Mr.  S.D. Khundoo

Principal Analyst (Cooperation)

Regional Integration Division

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade

9th Floor, Newton Tower,

Port Louis

Mauritius

Tel: + 230 405 2629; Fax: + 230 2137672

Email: skhundoo@govmu.org