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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

MUS

Website

Mauritius

Established

3/12/1968

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

8/26/2012


Agalega Islands

Black River District

Cargados Carajos Shoals

Flacq District

Grand Port District

Moka District

Pamplemousses District

Plaines Wilhems District

Port Louis District

President

Prime Minister

Rivière du Rempart District

Rodrigues

Savanne District


DESCRIPTION

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 attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather and declining sugar prices have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.


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