CIA - The World Factbook -- Mauritius Learn about the geography, people, and economy of this African nation. Includes general facts on its military, government, transportation system, and communications. http://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/mp.html
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Mauritius - GEOGRAPHY geography. mauritius Table of Contents The island of mauritius lies about 800 kilometers east of Madagascar between longitudes 57 http://countrystudies.us/mauritius/7.htm
Extractions: GEOGRAPHY Mauritius Table of Contents Mauritius and Rodrigues are part of the Mascarene Islands, a chain of volcanic islands that include Reunion, the nation's nearest neighbor at 145 kilometers to the southwest and governed as an overseas territory ( département ) of France. The islands are perched on submarine ridges, including the Mascarene Plateau that runs for some 3,000 kilometers in an arc bowed outward from the African mainland, and the Rodrigues Fracture Zone that ripples eastward and connects this underwater plateau with the massive Mid-Indian Ridge. Lowland plains and gently undulating slopes cover about 46 percent of the total land area. Low-lying plains make up most of the Pamplemousses, Rivière du Rempart, and Flacq districts; southern Grand Port District; the heavily populated northwestern section of Plaines Wilhems District from Beau Bassin to Quatre Bornes and to the sea; and smaller areas around Chemin Grenier. These areas are planted with sugarcane and mixed vegetable crops. The districts of Port Louis and Black River and the more hilly interior plains leading up to the tableland support tea, rice, and sugarcane cultivation and include areas of savanna and scrub forest. The central tableland covers about a quarter of the island. A large plateau spans most of the districts of Moka, eastern Plaines Wilhems, and western Grand Port, where mostly sugarcane and vegetables are harvested, except around Curepipe and Vacoas, where tea is grown. The southern part of the tablelandin the districts of Black River, Savanne, and southern Plaines Wilhems is much smaller and heavily dissected with a diverse topography. It contains tea and forest plantations, including reserves of indigenous trees.
Extractions: Dictionaries: General Computing Medical Legal Encyclopedia Word: Word Starts with Ends with Definition Location: Southern Africa Africa is the world's second-largest continent in both area and population, after Asia. At c. 30,244,050 km (11,677,240 mi ) including the islands, it covers 20.3% of the total land area on Earth, and with over 800 million human inhabitants it accounts for around one seventh of Earth's human population. The ancient Romans used the name Africa terra Afer may be the Phoenician `afar , dust; the Afridi tribe, who dwelt in Northern Africa around the area of Carthage; Greek aphrike , without cold; or Latin aprica , sunny. Click the link for more information. , island in the Indian Ocean The Indian Ocean is the third-largest body of water in the world, covering about 20% of the Earth's water surface. It is bounded on the north by southern Asia(the Indian Sub-continent); on the west by the Arabian Peninsula and Africa; on the east by the Malay Peninsula, the Sunda Islands, and Australia; and on the south by the Southern Ocean. It is separated from the Atlantic Ocean by the
Extractions: Courtesy Mari G. Borstelmann The island of Mauritius lies about 800 kilometers east of Madagascar between longitudes 57 18' and 57 49' east, and latitudes 19 59' and 20 32' south. Pearl-shaped, it is sixty-one kilometers long and forty-six kilometers wide at the extremes and has a total land area of some 1,865 square kilometersabout the size of Rhode Island. Mauritian territory also incorporates the island of Rodrigues, some 600 kilometers to the east, which is 119 square kilometers in area. Two tiny dependencies to the north of Mauritius, the Agalega Islands and the Cargados Carajos Shoals (also known as the St. Brandon Rocks), are unpopulated (see Mauritius - fig. 5 ). Nonetheless, their location permits the nation's exclusive economic zone ( EEZ see Glossary) to cover about 1.2 million square kilometers of the Indian Ocean. Just off the Mauritian coast lie some twenty uninhabited islands. Mauritius and France both claim sovereignty over Tromelin, small islands that lie 483 kilometers to the northwest. Mauritius sought to regain sovereignty, lost just before independence in 1968, over the Chagos Archipelago (1,931 kilometers to the northeast), which includes the Diego Garcia atoll. Mauritius and Rodrigues are part of the Mascarene Islands, a chain of volcanic islands that include Reunion, the nation's nearest neighbor at 145 kilometers to the southwest and governed as an overseas territory (
Geography & Climate In Mauritius mauritius is an island with surface area of 720 square miles, situated just above the Tropic of Capricorn, in the south of Indian Ocean, with 57° 35 East http://www.maurinet.com/geog.html
Extractions: Mauritius is an island with surface area of 720 square miles, situated just above the Tropic of Capricorn , in the south of Indian Ocean, with Being of a volcanic origin, Mauritius has a central plateau which is about 400 metres above sea level. Mountains scattered throughout the island, tropical forests and plants are other feathers that add to the natural beauty of the island. With more than 90 miles of white sandy beaches and the transparent lagoon are protected from the open sea by the world's third largest coral reef which almost surrounds the island. LANGUAGES English is the official language. French is understood most over the island. Creole is spoken throughout the island. CURRENCY The Mauritian unit of currency is the rupee (Rs), which is divided into 100 cents (c). There are coins of 5, 10, 20, 25, and 50 cents, and Rs 1, 5 and 10. The bank note denominations are in 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000 and 2000 rupees.
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GEsource World Guide - Mauritius geography and Maps. mauritius is located in Africa, in the timezone GMT 4. The country has boundaries of 0 (km), and a coastline of 177 (km). http://www.gesource.ac.uk/worldguide/html/956_map.html
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Extractions: Stamps al-Idrisi [Edrisi] Most Arab cartographers used Ptolemy's instructions in the construction of their own maps. With this basis the Moslems combined the accumulated knowledge gained through exploration and travel. Moslem trade between the 7th and 9th centuries reached China by sea and by land; southward it tapped the more distant coasts of Africa, including Zanzibar; northward it penetrated Russia; and westward Mohammedan navigators saw the unknown and dreaded waters of the Atlantic. Their own enlarged knowledge of the explored-world helped to broaden their cartographic outlook, and the preeminence of their civilization was soon acknowledged by contemporaries. Top It was, therefore, at Roger's instigation and patronage that Abu Abdullah Ibn Idrisi (born 1099 at Ceuta) was summoned to his court to collaborate with him in the compilation of a book containing all available data on the latitude and longitude of towns, the distances between them, and their distribution in climate zones. Furthermore, we are told that Roger provided Idrisi with special facilities for the construction of maps to accompany the resulting treatise, usually known as his Geography , or, to cite the translation of its Arabic title