EASTERN AFRICA

Mauritius Map

A map of Mauritius displaying cities, towns, and roads for the island in the southeast of Africa. Satellite imagery and a terrain map reveal the topography of the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues.

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Mauritius Map

Mauritius is an African island country in the Indian Ocean.  It’s situated 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) from the southeast coast of Madagascar on the mainland African continent. It includes the main island of Mauritius, as well as Rodrigues to the east, the Agalega Islands to the north, and St. Brandon to the northeast. The total population is about 1.265 million people. Port Louis is the capital and largest city of Mauritius.

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IMAGERY

Mauritius Satellite Map

Altogether, Mauritius accounts for about 2,040 square kilometers (790 sq mi) in size. This makes the area larger than Comoros but smaller than Samoa. It lies slightly over the tropic of Capricorn within the ocean so Mauritius has a tropical and hot climate. The winter is characterized as dry from May to November. Whereas the summer is wet and humid from November to May. Most of its islands are rimmed with coral reefs.

HILLSHADE

Mauritius Elevation Map

Mauritius is known for its beaches, reefs, and mountainous interior. Its small coastal plain rises to eventually a central plateau. The islands are volcanic in origin, with the main island consisting of discontinuous mountain ranges. This includes its highest peak, Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire, part of the Black River mountain range to the southwest of the Island of Mauritius. At 828 m (2717 ft), this is the highest peak of Mauritius.

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