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Mauritius officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues, 560 kilometres (350 mi) east of Mauritius, and the outer islands of Agaléga and St. Brandon.

The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Reunion island. The area of the country is 2,040 km2 (790 sq mi). The capital and largest city is Port Louis. The island is widely known as the only known home of the dodo, which along with several other avian species, was made extinct by human activities relatively shortly after the island's settlement.

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Population in thousands (2017): 1,264.61
GDP per capita (current US$) 2017 - World Average 10,721.61: 10,490.50
Account (%) age 15+) - (2014 vs 2017): 82% |90%
Agriculture Orientation Index - Credit ( Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries share of GDP) (2015 vs 2016): n/a
Financial Inclusion Strategies: SADC Financial Inclusion Strategy 2016-2021
Domestic credit provided by financial sector (% of GDP) 2017: 125.61
Made or received digital payments in the past year (% age 15+) (2014 vs 2017): 48% | 69%
Remittances % of GDP for 2017: 0.02
Mortgage Interest Rate / Mortgage Term (years): 5.50% | 30

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