Mauritius (i/məˈrɪʃəs/; French:Maurice), officially the Republic of Mauritius (French:République de Maurice), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the island of Mauritius, Rodrigues (560 kilometres (350mi) east), and the outer islands (Agaléga, St. Brandon and two disputed territories). The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues (172km (107mi) southwest) form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The area of the country is 2,040km2. The capital and largest city is Port Louis.
The island of Mauritius was visited during the medieval period by the Arabs and then by the Portuguese, who named it Dina Arobi and Cirne, respectively. The island was uninhabited until the Dutch Republic established a colony in 1638, with the Dutch naming the island after Prince Maurice van Nassau. The Dutch colony was abandoned in 1710, and, five years later, the island became a French colony and was named Isle de France. Due to its strategic position, Mauritius was known as the "star and key" of the Indian Ocean.
Maurice is a traditionally masculine given name. It originates as a French name derived from the Latin Mauritius or Mauricius and was subsequently used in other languages.
Its popularity is due to Mauritius, a saint of the Theban Legion (died 287).
Mauritius is otherwise attested as a given name of the Roman Empire period, in origin meaning "one from Mauritania", i.e. "the Moor".
Letter Of supercargo WILLEM JANSZ(OON) to the Managers of the Amsterdam
Chamber, October 6, 1618.
Worshipful Wise Provident Discreet Gentlemen,
(Sailed 1000 miles to eastward in in 38 degrees with notable success.)
The present serves only to inform you that on the 8th of June last with the ship Mauritius we passed Cape de bon esperence, with strong westerly winds, so that we deemed it inadvisable to call at any land, after which we ran a thousand miles to eastward in 38 degrees Southern Latitude, though we should have wished to go still further east.
Seventeen students have graduated from the MauritiusOlympic Committee's (MOC) advanced sport management course ... Its aim is to train sports leaders to ensure good governance and management within Mauritius' National Federations, with lessons provided free of charge by the MOC.
Botswana will send a 39-strong team to next week's CAAAfricaSenior Championships in Mauritius...The national team went into camp yesterday as they prepare for the upcoming 2022 CAA Africa Senior Championships slated for Mauritius this month ... Mauritius has previously hosted two editions of the African Championships in 1992 and 2006.
National flagcarrier Saudia Airlines has resumed its direct flights to Mauritius which will operate thrice a week. With the removal of the PCR test requirement for travel into the island, it has become more easy to enter Mauritius compared to other countries. ... Mauritius is an island, and water sports is a must.
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The development of Mauritius and China's relationship holds great potential for bilateral cooperation ... In 1988, China opened the first overseas Chinese cultural center in Mauritius ... Chinese food now forms part of Mauritius' national cuisine ... Mauritius has gained a lot in terms of sharing of experience and exchange of ideas with China.
Following great interest among local kids, especially after the addition of rugby to the list of sporting disciplines of the 12th Games of the Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l'Océan Indien (CJSOI) scheduled between December 4-11, 2022 in Mauritius, the local rugby ...