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Mauritius

Mauritius Background Stats

Named after person:

Maurice of Nassau, Prince of Orange

Definitions

  • First human settlement > Date: Date or period of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For further descriptions, please refer to notes.
  • First human settlement > Notes: Description of the first known or suspected human settlement within each geographic location listed. For the date or period of the described settlement, please refer to the according date stat.
  • First human settlement > Place: Location of the first known or suspected human settlement in each country.
  • Full name: Full names (translated to english) of the United Nations member states, as of 2014. For a list of full names in the respective original languages of each country, check this link.
  • Independence day date: Date.
  • Land border length: The length of each country's land border. Islands are listed as having a 0.0 km.
  • National anthems: National anthem.
  • Neighboring countries and territories: The countries and territories neighboring each country. "L" means they share only a land border and "M" means they have only maritime boundaries. A blank means they share both.
  • Overview: A geopolitical overview of every sovereign country in the world, briefly examining their recent history and place on the global stage. The texts are taken from the BBC News website.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
First human settlement > Date 1638 AD 2014
First human settlement > Notes First settled by Dutch under Cornelius Gooyer . 2014
First human settlement > Place Vieux Grand Port 2014
Full name The Republic of Mauritius 2013
Independence day date March 12 1968
Land border length 0.0 2014 194th out of 200
National anthems Motherland 2011
Neighboring countries and territories France (M) Seychelles (M) French Southern and Antarctic Lands ( France ) (M) 2014
Overview

Mauritius, a volcanic island of lagoons and palm-fringed beaches in the Indian Ocean, has a reputation for stability and racial harmony among its mixed population of Asians, Europeans and Africans.

The island has maintained one of the developing world's most successful democracies and has enjoyed years of constitutional order.

It has preserved its image as one of Africa's few social and economic success stories.


Full Article
2014

Citation

"Mauritius Background Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Mauritius/Background

Mauritius Background Profiles (Subcategories)

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