When we talk about distant and exotic destinations, the first destinations that comes in mind are Bali, Maldives, Caribbean … Mauritius is also an interesting destination which should be in anyone’s list if you want to travel to a distant or exotic place.
This island is located only 900 km from Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. Mauritius is an island state, on 168 th place in the world with an area of only 1.860 square kilometers and just over a million inhabitants. It is one of the smallest countries in the world.
This island was discovered in 1505 by Portuguese, but it was uninhabited until the colonization of Dutch who settled in 1638, giving it the name after Prince Maurice of Nassau. In 1810, the island was ruled under the British and got independence in 1968 year when it became a Republic. An interesting fact is that Mauritius is one of the most developed countries of Africa.
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