10 Amazing Facts About Mauritius

Facts About Mauritius

1) The national bird of Mauritius is the Dodo, a flightless bird that could only be found on the island of Mauritius.

Unfortunately, due to excessive hunting the Dodo is now extinct.

Facts About Mauritius

2) Inspired by the Dodo, Lewis Carroll wrote the famous book “Alice in Wonderland” in 1865.

Facts About Mauritius

3) Mauritius is one of the oldest democracies in Africa and is also one of the longest continuous democracies along with India, America, Canada, France and Great Britain.

Facts About Mauritius

4) This natural paradise is one of the wealthiest and developed countries in the world and Port Louis is considered the wealthiest capital in Africa.

Facts About Mauritius

5) The highest point of Mauritius is Mount Piton which stands at 828 meter

Facts About Mauritius

6) The island is essentially created by underwater volcanic eruptions and the first people to have set foot on it was the Portuguese.

Facts About Mauritius

7) While many countries may consider it polite to receive gifts with both hands, Mauritians prefer to receive things with the right hand only.

Facts About Mauritius

8) Among all developing countries in the world, Mauritius has the highest life expectancy at 73 years.

Facts About Mauritius

9) Once upon a time, Mauritius was a famous haunt for pirates and thanks to the islands sugarcane industry, rum is relatively cheap.

Facts About Mauritius

10) The four colous of the Mauritian flag – red, blue, yellow and green all represent the following:

the Superbe Flamboyant tree, Indian Ocean, light of independence, the sunshine, and the island’s vegetation.

Facts About Mauritius

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