The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation off the southeast coast of Africa. It is viewed as a model of economic and political stability in Africa. Once dependent on sugar exports, the island has developed a strong outsourcing and financial services sector, and a thriving tourism industry. It also has one of Africa's highest per capita incomes.
President: Ameenah Gurib
Capital: Port Louis
Population:1 .4 million
Religion: Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
Languages: English, French, Creole