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Mauritius

Population: 1,189,825 (July 2001 est.)

Languages: English (official), Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bojpoori

Background: Discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, Mauritius was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has...

Currency: Mauritian Rupee (MUR, MUR (30.40 = US$1))

Data from CIA World Factbook. Click on CIA link for more. Click on map or flag for larger images.

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Font Foundries from Mauritius

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Typographic People from Mauritius

 · Jean Lou Désiré

Related Links

 · CIA World Factbook: Mauritius
 · Ethnologue: Languages of Mauritius
 · BBC Country profile: Mauritius