Overview - Mauritius

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Capital:Port Louis
Area:2,040 km²
Population:1,240,827 (2006 estimate)
Language(s):Creole - 80.5%, Bhojpuri - 12.1%, French - 3.4%, English (official), others - 3.7%, unspecified - 0.3%.
Religion(s):Hindu - 48%, Roman Catholic - 23.6%, other Christian - 8.6%, Muslim - 16.6%, others - 2.5%, unspecified - 0.3%, none - 0.4%.
Ethnic Group(s):Indo-Mauritian - 68%, Creole - 27%, Sino-Mauritian - 3%, Franco-Mauritian - 2%.