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Mauritius

Mauritius Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Geographic location: Geographic location of island countries.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative almost 11 times the size of Washington, DC 2013
Area > Land 2,030 sq km 2008 173th out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 1.59 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 207th out of 224
Area > Total 2,040 sq km 2013 181st out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 2,041 2011 30th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 2,041 2008 30th out of 169
Climate tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May) 2013
Geographic coordinates 20 17 S, 57 33 E 2013
Geographic location Indian Ocean , Africa 2014
Land area > Sq. km 2,030 sq km 2008 165th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 788 square miles 2013 78th out of 86
Location Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar 2013
Natural resources arable land, fish 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 2,040 km² 2005 170th out of 204
Terrain small coastal plain rising to discontinuous mountains encircling central plateau 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: List of island countries (Sovereign states); British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

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

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Mauritius Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 13 Land use 3
Environment 3 Maritime claims 4
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Mauritius ranked first for population density > people per sq. km amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2005.
  • Mauritius ranked #6 for land use > arable land amongst Hot countries in 2013.

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The "tallest mountain" in Mauritius is not Mont Piton. It is Piton de la Riviere Noire, at 828 metres.

Posted on 07 Jan 2011

M-L Edwards

M-L Edwards