Where is Mauritius?

Mauritius is located in the Southern Africa region at latitude -20.348404 and longitude 57.552152 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 20Β° 20' 54.25'' S
  • 57Β° 33' 7.75'' E

You can see the location of Mauritius on the world map below:

Flag pin pointing out the location of Mauritius on the Africa map

The country has no neighboring countries/land borders.

Maritime Borders

Mauritius borders with the Indian Ocean.

Mauritius Related Content

Mauritius Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: -20.348404
Longitude: 57.552152
Country CodesAlpha 2: MU
Alpha 3: MUS
Country Flag EmojiπŸ‡²πŸ‡Ί
Int. Phone Prefix+230
Capital cityPort Louis
Southern Africa
Country Area2,040 sq km
Population 20211,266,060
World Rank: 154
Median Age36.8
Life expectancy73.6
Major languagesCreole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, two languages 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes English, the official language of the National Assembly, which is spoken by less than 1% of the population), unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+04:00
Internet TLD.mu
Biggest AirportSir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU)
Average temperature22.40 Β°C
72.32 Β°F
Administrative Divisions3 dependencies 9 districts
Political systemParliamentary democracy

Mauritius Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyMauritius Rupee (MUR)
GDP in 2020$10.9 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 140
GDP per capita in 2020$8,633
World Rank: 72
Major Industries / Economic SectorsTourism, manufacturing, agriculture, energy
Top 5 Import CountriesChina, India, France, United Arab Emirates, South Africa
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited States, China, India, France, United Arab Emirates

Biggest Cities in Mauritius

Here are the largest cities in Mauritius based on 2021 data:

City Population
Curepipe 299,975
Port Louis 149,194
Quartier Militaire 22,745
Centre de Flacq 15,791
Port Mathurin 5,929
Cap Malheureux 5,070

Map of Mauritius with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Southern Africa Region

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  • Mauritius Location on Map with Flag Pin: Β© hyotographics/Shutterstock