The Republic of Mauritius is an island nation off the coast of Africa in the southwest Indian Ocean, about 900 kilometers (560 mi) east of ► Madagascar and about 3,943 kilometers (2,450 mi) southwest of ► India. In addition to the island of Mauritius, the republic includes the islands of St. Brandon, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands. Mauritius is part of the Mascarene Islands, with the French island of ► Réunion 200 kilometers (125 mi) to the southwest.
La République de Maurice est un État de l'océan Indien dans l'archipel des Mascareignes. Il se situe au sud-est de l'Afrique à environ 900 kilomètres à l'est de Madagascar, 250 km de la Réunion et au sud des Seychelles. L'île Maurice représente 91 % de la surface de l'État, avec 1865 km2 sur 2040 km2. Le reste est formé par de plus petites îles dont Rodrigues.
Republic of Mauritius
Independent country since 1968
Republic since 1992
English (official), French, Mauritian Creole, Hindi
This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.
Map by Rigobert Bonne (1727–1795) of Isle de France
Map of Atlas maritime, Bellin, 1763
Topographic map of Rodrigues Island
CIA map of Rodrigues Island
Bathymetric environment of Rodrigues Island
Map of Agalega Islands
CIA map of Agalega Islands
Cargados Carajos Shoals
CIA map of Cargados Carajos Shoals
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