Mauritius is an island covering approximately 1,865 square kms with 330 kms of coastline almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs, a central plateau and impressive mountains.
The central plateau rises to a level of some 600 metres marked by extinct volcanic craters, crisscrossed by rivers, streams and waterfalls.
Measurements of Mauritius:
Land: 1,850 sq km
Water: 10 sq km
Total: 1,860 sq km
Coastline: 177 km
It is situated in the South West Indian Ocean (20S/57.5E) approximately 2,000 kms from Durban, 1800 kms from Mombasa, 6,000 kms from Perth and 4700 kms from Bombay.
Islands which fall within the boundaries of Mauritius are:
* Agalega Islands
* Saint Brandon