Maruritius

By Brady Owens

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Mauritius is a country 703 miles east of madagascar.

History

First named Île de France and established the first road and harbor infrastructure, as well as the sugar industry, under the leadership of Gov. Blacks from Africa and Madagascar came as slaves to work in the sugarcane fields. In 1810, the British captured the island and in 1814, by the Treaty of Paris, it was surrendered to Great Britain along with its dependencies. Indian immigration, which followed the abolition of slavery in 1835, rapidly changed the fabric of Mauritian society, and the country flourished with the increased cultivation of sugarcane. The economic instability of the price of sugar, the main crop, in the first half of the 20th century brought civil unrest, then economic, administrative, and political reforms. Mauritius became independent on March 12, 1968.
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Cultural Information

  • Official language: Creole.
  • Religion: Hinduism
  • Head of government: Prime Minister of Mauritius
  • Government: Parliamentary republic
  • Role of Citizens: People who where born in Mauritius allowed to vote.
  • Visitor requirements: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia require a passport to visit Mauritius
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Timeline

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Important Poeple

  • Abdool Razack Mohamed, one of the three founding fathers of independent Mauritius.
  • The Rt. Hon.Sir Anerood Jugnauth, prime minister
  • Veerasamy Ringadoo, first president

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Https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d8/Black_River_Gorges_National_Park,_Mauritius.jpg. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Feb. 2016.

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