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Mauritius
Capital:
Port Louis
Population:
1,220,481 (July 2004 est.)
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Background:
Discovered by the Portuguese in 1505, Mauritius was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather and declining sugar prices have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.
Government type:
parliamentary democracy
GDP:
purchasing power parity - $13.85 billion (2003 est.)
Internet users:
150,000 (2003)
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