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Geography for Kids Mauritius Fact File

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Mauritius Fact:

~Mauritius is in the Indian Ocean,about 855km east of the African nation of Madagascar.
~ It’s a relatively small island
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This tropical island paradise in the Indian Ocean has beautiful golden beaches, blue lagoons and one of the world's largest unbroken reefs.

 

Mauritus Island
Mauritius Geography for Child Learning
Full Name of Mauritius Island
Republic of Mauritius
Capital City
Geography for Kids Mauritius Map
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Port Louis (pop 150,000)
Time Zone Travel
 
when travelling to Mauritius Holiday or excursion be aware of the time difference
GMT/UTC + 4
Population of Mauritius
 
1,200,000
Size of Mauritius
 

.718.15 sq mi
1,860.00 sq km

Mauritius Weather
 

~ the central part of the island is about 600 metres above sea level
~ average 20ºC in August
~ average 26ºC in February. ~ ~ along coastal mauritius beach areas, the temperatures are often up to 5 degrees warmer

Languages

Hello in spoken languages
Bon Jour ( french)
Hi (english)

French (official)
English (official)
Hindi
Urdu
Bhojpuri
Currency Mauritius
Geography for Kids Mauritius Currency
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mauritius currency picture
Mauritius Rupee (Rs)

Mauritius Food and Drink

 Rice Dish, Mauritius
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Rice Dish
Mauritius Food

Food Presentation On Table On Beach, Mauritius
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Beach Food
Mauritius
~ fresh seafood
~ exotic tropical fruits. ~rougaille, a typical Creole dish
Culture/Religion  

~At different times in the history of Mauritius, people of different origins settled on the island
~ the main cultures are - Indian (Hindus and Muslims), African, European and Chinese
~ each group of people brought along their language, values and traditions.
~today a happy mix of all cultures live together on mauritius island, a brilliant example of peaceful co-existence of the main religions of the world.

Customs
 
Mauritius Customs
~ In Mauritius, women greet each other with a kiss on the cheek
~ men usually shake hands ~Indians may greet each other with a gesture called Namaste, bringing both hands together in a prayer gesture in front of their heart are
~ click here for an animated version of the traditional meaning of Namaste
~the " Namaste" greeting is often also used in todays western culture as a universal greeting from the heart meaning : "The spirit in me sees and acknowledges the spirit in you"
Agriculture
 Tea Plantations, Mauritius
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Tea Plantation
Mauritius
sugarcan
tea (tea plantation)
corn
potatoes
bananas
pulses
cattle
goats
fis
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Industry  
food processing
largely sugar milling
textiles, clothing;
chemicals
metal products
transport equipment
nonelectrical machinery
tourism
Animals
  Dodo: A Brief History (Hardcover)

Dodo: A Brief History
Dodo Bird Picture

dodo bird fact
~ dodo or dronte (scientific name Raphus cucullatus)
~ the dodo was native only to the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean
~ the dodo was a flightless
bird of the pigeon family
~ by 1681 the dodo became an extinct dodo bird

Fauna and Flora  
 
We hope you enjoyed our geography for kids mauritius fact file.
~ Have you ever been to Mauritus island?
~ Have you ever seen a picture of a Dodo Bird?

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