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|Geography for Kids Mauritius Fact File |
Geography for child
~Mauritius is in the Indian Ocean,about 855km east of the African nation of Madagascar.
~ Its a relatively small island
~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 |
| | map mauritius
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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 |
| 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
|Hello in spoken languages |
Bon Jour ( french)
|French (official) |
|Currency Mauritius || |
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mauritius currency picture
|Mauritius Rupee (Rs) |
Mauritius Food and Drink
|~ 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.
|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"
tea (tea plantation)
|Industry || |
|food processing |
largely sugar milling
|Animals || |
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?