Geography

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:

* Rodrigues
* Agalega Islands
* Saint Brandon

 


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