Mauritius (i/məˈrɪʃəs/; French:Maurice), officially the Republic of Mauritius (French:République de Maurice), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the island of Mauritius, Rodrigues (560 kilometres (350mi) east), and the outer islands (Agaléga, St. Brandon and two disputed territories). The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues (172km (107mi) southwest) form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The area of the country is 2,040km2. The capital and largest city is Port Louis.
The island of Mauritius was visited during the medieval period by the Arabs and then by the Portuguese, who named it Dina Arobi and Cirne, respectively. The island was uninhabited until the Dutch Republic established a colony in 1638, with the Dutch naming the island after Prince Maurice van Nassau. The Dutch colony was abandoned in 1710, and, five years later, the island became a French colony and was named Isle de France. Due to its strategic position, Mauritius was known as the "star and key" of the Indian Ocean.
Maurice is a traditionally masculine given name. It originates as a French name derived from the Latin Mauritius or Mauricius and was subsequently used in other languages.
Its popularity is due to Mauritius, a saint of the Theban Legion (died 287).
Mauritius is otherwise attested as a given name of the Roman Empire period, in origin meaning "one from Mauritania", i.e. "the Moor".
Letter Of supercargo WILLEM JANSZ(OON) to the Managers of the Amsterdam
Chamber, October 6, 1618.
Worshipful Wise Provident Discreet Gentlemen,
(Sailed 1000 miles to eastward in in 38 degrees with notable success.)
The present serves only to inform you that on the 8th of June last with the ship Mauritius we passed Cape de bon esperence, with strong westerly winds, so that we deemed it inadvisable to call at any land, after which we ran a thousand miles to eastward in 38 degrees Southern Latitude, though we should have wished to go still further east.
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Pakistan squad was expected to land in Bengaluru on Sunday after completing the Four Nation Cup in Mauritius. However, the team is still in Mauritius, having missed the scheduled flight to India this morning.
Egypt overcame Mauritius with a superb fightback to clinch the mixed team title at the All-African Badminton Championships in South Africa... The other semi-final went down to the wire as Mauritius and Algeria went toe-to-toe over five matches.
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Michaela McAreavey was murdered while on honeymoon in Mauritius in 2011... PA Wire Tue Jun 28 2022 - 11.24. Charges have been dropped against a man who was arrested in Mauritius in connection with the murder of Michaela McAreavey.