Mauritius

  • The capital is Port Louis
  • Official language: English, Creole, French, Hindi, Urdu, Hakka, Bhojpuri
  • Currency: Mauritian rupee
  • Airport: Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport
  • Climate: The island’s climate is tropical, with winds blowing from the southeast; winter, hot and dry from May to November; the summer is hot and humid. The cyclone phenomenon is quite common from November to April.
  • Religion: Hindu 52%, Christian 28.3% (Catholic 26%, Protestant 2.3%), Muslim 16.6%, other 3.1%
  • Food: The major culinary traditions are found in the island’s gastronomic tradition: from the Creole cuisine, with strong flavors and spicy, the delicacies of French cuisine, to the soups of the Chinese tradition, while the presence of the Indian Ocean provides a wide range of fish and shellfish. Similarly to religion, the kitchen is a kitchen mixed Desi, Creole, Chinese and French (but the most common dish is still the dear poule, the chicken curry evident Indian origin).