Hinduism originally came to Mauritius with Indians who worked as indentured servants of European settlers of the island. As of 2000, 48% of the country follows Hinduism, which makes Mauritius the only country in Africa where Hinduism is the dominant religion.
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Mauritius is situated in the south-west of the Indian Ocean about 800 km east of Madagascar. Together with Réunion and Rodrigues it belongs to the Mascarene Islands. It has an area of 1.865 km ² and
Today Mauritius is a republic within the Commonwealth with a population of 1.2 million. Being a multi-cultural society, the Mauritian polulation enjoy a rich ethnic background, consisting of Hindus,
Population and Religion
At 31 December 1997, the population was estimated to be 1,120,530. It is divided into several ethnic groups, namely the Indo-Mauritians, creoles (that is persons having
Founded in 1970, the Joint Economic Council (JEC) is the coordinating body of the Private Sector of Mauritius and it regroups the main business organizations of the country.
Mauritius has a long-
Air Mauritius was incorporated in June 1967 and it started its operations modestly with a Piper-Navajo. The destiny of Air Mauritius is forged in the ambition of the people of Mauritius who, since
The objectives of the Ministry would be resumed as follows:-
to preserve and foster cultural values both at individual and collective levels;
to promote cultural interaction among different cultural
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