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Table of Contents

Introduction2
Introduction to Religion and Culture3
Religion3
Culture3
Language5
Wildlife and preservation of the Island5
Mauritius Geography and Climate6
Facts and figures6
Cyclones7
Trading7
Currency8
Tourism9
References10

Introduction

Mauritius is a small paradise island situated in the Indian Ocean. This minute island of pleasure lies 2,400 kilometres away from the south east coast of Africa due east of Madagascar. The volcanic and mountainous island equates to 2,040 square kilometres. Now known to be an exotic beach destination, the island lies north of the Tropic of Capricorn and has become a striking piece of geography as it once was a volcano. Comprising of a total of 13 beaches each suited with white powder sand and blue crystal water to complement, the Mauritius beaches are just an aspect of what this island has to offer. The vast population inhabited in this small island embraces many different ethnic groups. The Republic of Mauritius’s residents are the descendants of people from India, Continental Africa, France and China.

Introduction to Religion and Culture

Mauritius is truly a blend of diverse religions and Cultures, These different cultures and religions have come from there immigrant population who brought with them their ancestral background. Mauritius culture also tries to encourage ‘Harmonious Separatism’ which means communal relations within Mauritius.

Religion

Currently in Mauritius most of the country is of a Hindu faith. The facts and Figure of the countries religions is Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, other Christian 8.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other 2.5%, Unspecified 0.3%, none 0.2%.

Data above collated from http://www.nationmaster.com/graph/rel_rel_all-religion-religions-all

Culture

Festivities occur frequently in Mauritius and all have a peaceful and harmonist meaning within them. An example of this is shown below;

Cavadi

This festival is celebrated in...