September 2006
Background Notes on Countries of the World: Mauritius;Sep2006, p1
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The article presents a profile of the Republic of Mauritius. The island has an area of 720 square miles, located 500 miles east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius claims sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago where the U.S. Naval Support Facility is located. Its capital is Port Louis with a total population of 146,319. It became a republic in 1992. Its gross domestic product is $6 billion in 2004.


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