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Islands in the southwest Indian Ocean, ruled since 1992 by the Republic of Mauritius
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  • Mauritius (French: Maurice), officially the Republic of Mauritius (French: République de Maurice), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometers off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, 560 kilometers east of Mauritius, and the outer islands (Agaléga, St. Brandon and two disputed territories). The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The area of the country is 2,040 square kilometers. The capital and largest city is Port Louis. It is a member of the Commonwealth, La Francophonie and the African Union.

    Geographical type: Island Group

    Latitude: 20.2° S — Longitude: 57.5° E

    Area: 2,040 km²

    ISO 3166-2 code: MU

    Measures of Freedom

    Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2021
    2019: 8.07, Rank: 46, Personal Freedom: 8.01, Economic Freedom: 8.16
    Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
    2014: 7.98, Rank: 5
    Mauritius | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2022
    2016: Status: Free, Aggregate Score: 90, Political Rights: 1, Civil Liberties: 2
    The new Alliance Lepep government consolidated its political power in 2015, taking all 120 seats contested in June's local elections. The polls were conducted following electoral reforms that increased the number of councilors to 4 per district, from 3 previously. Alliance Lepep's sweep of the local polls followed its surprise victory over the ruling coalition of Navinchandra Ramgoolam in general elections held in late 2014.

    The introductory paragraph uses material from the Wikipedia article "Mauritius" as of 23 Jul 2018, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike License 3.0.