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Mauritius
Flag Mauritius-flag
Coat of Arms Mauritius-coa
Motto Stella Clavisque Maris Indici (Latin)
"Star and Key of the Indian Ocean"
Anthem "Motherland"
Royal Anthem "God Save the Queen"
Capital Port Louis
Official Languages English
Government Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Monarch Elizabeth II
Governor General Sir Rajkeswur Purryag GCMG GCSK
Prime Minister Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam GCSK FRCP QC
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
- from the United Kingdom
12 March 1968
Currency Mauritian Rupee (MUR)


Mauritius Is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 1200 miles off the southeastern coast of Africa. It is one of the seventeen British Commonwealth Realms.