Official name: Republic of Mauritius
Area: 1,865 sq. km
Capital: Port Louis
Official languages: English
Other languages: Creole, Bhojpuri, French
Population: 1, 322, 238 million
Religions: Hindus (52 %), Christians (30%), Muslims (17%)
Independence day: 12 March 1968 from United Kingdom
Structure of Government:
Executive: The President and the Vice-President are indirectly elected by the National Assembly to serve a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). The Council of Ministers is appointed by the President on the recommendation of the Prime Minister.
Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly where members are directly elected by simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms.
Judicial: The Supreme Court of Mauritius is the highest court.
Foreign policy: Mauritius is a member of ACP, AU, FAO, ICRM, ILO, IMFI, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, IPU, ISO, ITSO, ITU, OIF, APC, SAARC (observer), SADC, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNWTO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGO), WHO, WMO, WIPO, WTO, etc.
GDP: 11, 93 billion USD (World Bank est. 2013)
Main economic resources: Tourism, food processing ( mainly sugar cane milling), sugar cane, tea, corn, potatoes, bananas, etc
Major Trading Partners: UK, France, USA, India, China, South Africa.
Civil legal system based on the French civil law with some elements of English common law.
International: United Nations Treaty Series Online collection
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