a seaport in and the capital of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar.
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[maw-rish-uh s, -rish-ee-uh s]
an island in the Indian Ocean, E of Madagascar. 720 sq. mi. (1865 sq. km).
a republic consisting of this island and dependencies: formerly a British colony. 809 sq. mi. (2095 sq. km). Capital: Port Louis.
Formerly Île de France.
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the capital and chief port of Mauritius, on the NW coast on the Indian Ocean. Pop: 146 876 (2002 est)
an island and state in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar: originally uninhabited, it was settled by the Dutch (1638–1710) then abandoned; taken by the French in 1715 and the British in 1810; became an independent member of the Commonwealth in 1968. It is economically dependent on sugar. Official language: English; a French creole is widely spoken. Religion: Hindu majority, large Christian minority. Currency: rupee. Capital: Port Louis. Pop: 1 322 238 (2013 est). Area: 1865 sq km (720 sq miles)Former name (1715–1810): Île-de-France