Happy independence day Mauritius

Mauritius attained its independence from the UK on 12 March 1968.

Interesting facts about Mauritius:

– The Republic of Mauritius comprises of the islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agalega, St. Brandon and two more disputed territories as well.
– Arab sailors first visited Mauritius during the Middle Ages, naming the island Dina Arobi.
– The population density in Mauritius is the highest of African countries and is among the highest in the world
– The island of Mauritius is surrounded by a ring of dormant volcanoes, streams, waterfalls and rivers in all four directions.
– Mauritius is surrounded by the World’s third-largest network of coral reefs.
– Mauritius was the only known habitat of the long-extinct Dodo bird.
– One of the world’s rarest birds, the Pink Pigeon is found in the lush green forests of Mauritius.
– In the 18th and 19th century, the Le Morne Brabant mountain was a refuge for escaped enslaved people, who used the caves in the mountain to form settlements.
– Despite the fact that Creole is spoken by the majority of the population, there is no formal official language in Mauritius. 
– Mauritius is the only African nation with Hinduism as the dominant religion.
– The locals are outnumbered by tourists in Mauritius.
– Since its independence in 1968, Mauritius has undergone a remarkable economic transformation from a low-income to upper middle-income economy.
– Sugarcane is grown on about 90 percent of the cultivated land area in Mauritius, and accounts for 15 percent of the country’s export earnings.
– Mauritius’ most popular native music and dance style is the Sega music, which traces back its origin to the enslaved population.
– Mauritius was one of the only four countries in the world in 2017 which were not engaged in any domestic or international conflicts with other countries including neighbouring countries.

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