Hosts in Mauritius
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The country : Mauritius is a tropical island situated in the Indian Ocean about 3 000 kms from the east coast of Africa. It has 160 kms of coastline almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs , a great central plateau and picturesque mountains. The population is made of 1.2 millions consisting of Hindus, Muslims, Chinese, Creoles and Europeans. The economy is based on agriculture, textiles, light manufacturing and tourism. Mauritius has introduced offshore banking, a freeport and the Stock Exchange provides a modern capital market on the island.
The 'MV Mauritius Pride' links Rodrigues two to three times a month.
Climate: Air temperature on the coast varies from 22 C ( 72 F) in winter to 31 C (72 F) in summer. Water temperatures ranges from 22 C (72 F) to 27C (81F). Like all tropical islands, there are no well defined rainy and dry seasons. The island is lush green, and colourful vegetation abounds throughout the year. The hours of daylight are approximately from 05.00 to 19.00 in summer and 06:00 to 17:30 in June, July, August, the winter months.
Language: English is the official language but French and Creole are widely used. Hindi and other oriental languages are also spoken.