Mauritius

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Mauritius is located below the equator, just north of the tropic of Capricorn in the Southern hemisphere. 

We are four hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time or GMT + 4.

Latitude: 20 .4 degrees
Longitude: 57.7 degrees



Have a look at the Google map below. Our closest neighbor is Reunion Island which belongs to France, only 220 km away. Travel West and you’ll come across the big island of Madagascar, 805 km away. The East coast of the African continent is about 1800 km further West. India is 3,200 km to the North and Western Australia is 5,854 km to our East. Mauritius is an island of pleasing scenery ,including Saint-Blin Islands, Tromelin Island and many others islands Mauritius has eighteen hundred kilometers away from the port of Mombasa, 2,200 kilometers from the east coast of Africa.



Mauritius is the gateway of the eastern African continent, and the crucial transportation node between Asian and African continents. The Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport has been upgraded with a view to meeting international traffic requirements and the full needs of passenger traffic. Strategically located at the crossroads of major shipping routes, Port Louis, the seaport, is a major port in the Indian Ocean region.


Mauritius’s economy is better developed compared with other African countries. In the "Global Competitiveness Ranking" of the 2014-2015 World Economic Forum, Mauritius ranked No.39 in the world and No.1 in Sub-Saharan Africa. During the early days of its independence, Mauritius has single economic structure and mainly produces and exports cane sugar. Since the late 1970s Mauritius has begun to adjust the economic structure, implement diversified industrial policy, and develop sugar industry, export processing industry, tourism and financial services, etc. Since the 1990s, Mauritius has positively developed offshore financial industry and information communication industry, and fostered new economic growth point. In recent years, affected by the EU sugar reform, textile trade integration, rising oil prices and other factors, Mauritius’s sugar industry and export-oriented textile and garment industry are facing serious challenges. Since 2005, its government has accelerated the pace of economic diversification, supported traditional industries, improved investment environment, and focused on the development of tourism, seafood processing, information communication and financial services, in an effort to form a district center of finance, information and logistics and a platform connecting Asia and Africa. In 2014, Mauritius’s GDP reached about $ 12.77 billion, attaining a year-on- year growth of 3.4%, its total imports and exports reached about $ 8.39 billion, of which $ 5.34 billion for imports and about $ 3.05 billion for exports, with an 8.0 percent unemployment rate.


Situated in the ‘golden triangle’ connecting Asia, Africa and Australia, Mauritius is the converging point of global civilizations – a place where one can feel the cosmopolitan pulse of the world.


Why choose Mauritius:

Impressive track record, political stability and more than 3 decades of sustained economic growth
Secure investment location with established rule of law
Freest and most business-friendly country in Africa
Peaceful, multiethnic with a unique lifestyle in a blend of cultures
Flexible, bilingual (English/French) and skilled   workforce
Investment-friendly regulatory regime
Open to foreign investors and talents
Ocean State with one of the largest Exclusive Economic Zones in the world
Preferential market access to Africa, Europe and the USA
State-of-the-art infrastructure
Convenient time zone (GMT +4)