The Lord's Move to Africa

Mauritius

The Lord’s Testimony

No. of saints in church life: 15
No. of saints regularly meeting: 2

Country Profile

Location: East Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, about 800 km (500 mi) east of Madagascar 
Geographical Size: land: 2,030 sq km, water: 10 sq km 
Climate: tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May) Population: 1,364,283 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 0.57% (2018 est.) 
Languages: Creole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, two languages 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes English, the official language of the National Assembly, which is spoken by less than 1% of the population), unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.) 
Religion: Hindu 48.5%, Roman Catholic 26.3%, Muslim 17.3%, other Christian 6.4%, other 0.6%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.) Government Type: parliamentary republic 
Capital City: Port Louis 
Economy: Mauritius has a diversified, upper middle-income economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors. The economy currently depends on sugar, tourism, textiles and apparel, and financial services, but is expanding into fish processing, information and communications technology, education, and hospitality and property development. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $28.27 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 413,100 (2017 est.) Mobile Cellular 1,839,500 (2017 est.), Internet users 717,618 (July 2016 est.) Information and map From CIA