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.
Water sports for the win. Since water sports for the 50+ age group are not permitted in most Indian sites, destinations like Maldives, Mauritius and Bali have become the most sought-after holiday spots ... Due to restricted mobility or health concerns, this age group prefers cruise vacations with premium spa facilities, live music and safe water sports.
Over the years, Mauritius and China have signed numerous agreements of cooperation in various fields, such as economic cooperation, technology, culture, education, and sports. The ratification of the Mauritius-China Free Trade Agreement in January 2021 has served to start the economic and trade dynamo.
Coaches preparing young athletes for the Jeux de la Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l’Océan Indien in Mauritius in December as well as other youth competitions, there is much involved than simply working on improving the youngsters’ physical performance.
The La Digue-based side have bowed out of the competition on a 2-6 aggregate score after also losing their ‘home match’ on a 0-2 score at the Côte d’OrSportsComplex in Mauritius since the national stadium, Stad Linite, is not certified for international matches.
Yesterday’s match was played at the Côte d’OrSportsComplex in Mauritius since the national stadium, Stad Linite, is not certified for international matches ... La Passe will fly to Brazzaville from Mauritius today ... La Passe then travelled to Mauritius to ‘host’ the Comorians who failed to make it to Mauritius, forcing Caf to cancel the match ....
Mauritius... Mauritius. Mauritius ... Famously known as one of the top honeymoon destinations, Mauritius is an island country located off the southeast coast of the African continent in the Indian Ocean. From heavenly beaches and fun water sports, to a vibrant culture, African wildlife, and attractive resorts, Mauritius is an ideal tourism destination.
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 16th October, 2022) Mauritius intends to actively develop cooperation with Russia, the ambassador of the republic to Russia, Jankee Kheswar, told Sputnik on Sunday. "Mauritius is a small country and we want to work with everyone ... with Mauritius.