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Information and interesting facts about Mauritius

Mauritius – an island nation – known for its lush tropical vegetation, sugar cane plantations, mountains, white sandy beaches and an exotic mix of Indian, African, British, French and Chinese cultures – is located in the ocean Indian.

Mauritius was not habited by humans until the Arrivals of Arabs in the Middle Ages. They named the island “Dine Arobi”. Then a Portuguese came to call the island “Cine”. The Dutch Republic established the colony in 1638, naming it Prince Maurice van Nassau. This colony lasted until it was abandoned in 1710. Five years later, the island became a French colony called Isle de France. Due to its strategic location, the island was known as the “star and key” of the Indian Ocean. His current name is Maurice.

Mauritius itself is surrounded by a ring of mountain ranges of extinct volcanoes, streams, waterfalls and rivers.

The Republic of Mauritius is made up of the islands of Rodrigues, Agalega and the archipelago of Saint Brandon.

Its surrounding lagoons are protected from the sea by the third largest coral reef in the world which surrounds the island. These reefs protect against shark attacks. There are 150 km of white sand beaches in Mauritius.

The hottest months are January and February. The coolest months are July and August. Interesting months to visit mauritius are from May to December.

Several tropical cyclones usually hit the island between January and March each year.

Due to the sustained winds, the eastern part of the island is cooler and there is more rainfall than in other parts of the island.

Grand Baie is a place where you can relax in restaurants, nightclubs, nightclubs and in the evenings.

On Rodrigues Island, the Blue Bay beach of Trou d’Argent has crystal clear waters. It is an ideal place for sailing and windsurfing.

At Pereybere Beach, tourists can do everything. The white sand is very soft and the water is gorgeous turquoise. Shops and restaurants are close at hand.

Other popular beaches are Le Morne, Mont Choisy (with easily accessible watersports) and Flic en Flec beach.

Visitors can take a trip to the 7 Cascades – seven different waterfalls near temples and sugar cane fields. One of them is located a few kilometers from the Land of Seven Colors. Take your guide with you.

The land of seven colors is a famous attraction in Mauritius. This part of the open area consists of sand dunes of seven different colors: brown, red, purple, purple, blue, green and yellow.

LaVanille Nature Park includes the largest group of Aldabra giant tortoises in the world, as well as over 2,000 crocodiles, monkeys, bats, bats, geckos and deer. The experience is complemented by animal husbandry and pony riding.

Mauritius has the oldest botanical garden in the southern hemisphere. The SSR Botanical Garden dates back to the 18th century French period and is home to vegetables, fruits, flowers and spices from around the world.

Thanks to the Mauritian Wildlife Conservation Fund, the island has worked hard to become the international standard for the protection of endangered species and natural resources. Some of the rarest birds in the world are found here, including pink pigeons.

Being an important base for the trade routes from Europe to the east before the opening of the Suez Canal, the French and the British fought for it during the Napoleonic years.

Although the French won the naval battle of Grand Port, the British forced the island’s surrender three months later in December 1810. French settlers were allowed to preserve the land, the French language and French law.

Under British rule, Mauritius became the main sugar colony of the empire. When slavery was abolished by parliament in 1835, producers received compensation for enslaved Africans.

In turn, the growers brought in large numbers of Indian laborers to work in the sugar cane fields and nearly 9,000 Indian soldiers.

In 1872, two English lawyers were sent to form the Royal Commission. Measures were recommended that would have a positive impact on the lives of Indian workers over the next 50 years.

Mahatma Gandhi visited the island in November 1901 and encouraged these workers to be more active in matters affecting their welfare.

General elections for adults were instituted in March 1959. The country became an independent state in March 1968 and in 1992 a member of the Commonwealth of Nations.

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