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Ancient history and settlement.

Mauritius, known for its stretch of beautiful white-sand beaches, along with lush forests and vivid volcanic peaks, colorful earth, backed by propitious under water activities, is made for one to enjoy the time of his life. Perhaps best of all, romance here is unbeatable – Mauritius has something to offer to every age group.

Geography

Ancient history and settlement.

Mauritius is located in the South West part of the Indian Ocean, north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The island of Mauritius lies 855 kilometers east of Madagascar and about 3,900 kilometers southwest of India, between longitudes 57 16′ and 57 49′ east, and latitudes 19 58′ and 20 34′ south.

Mauritian territory also incorporates the island of Rodrigues situated 600 kilometers east to Mauritius mainland.

In addition to Mauritius mainland and the Island of Rodrigues, there are two tiny dependencies to the north of Mauritius, the Agalega Islands which are two small islands lying 1100 kilometers north of Mauritius, and the Cargados Carajos Shoals (also known as the St. Brandon Rocks) located 395 kilometers northeast of Mauritius.

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