Main Facts About Mauritius

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Currency
The currency in Mauritius is Mauritian rupee (MUR). US Dollar is widely accepted in Mauritius as well but it's better to use the local currency. Another tip is to exchange money in Mauritius itself rather than in the UK to get a higher exchange rate.
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Language
English is the official language in Mauritius so you should be able to get around easily. French and Creole is widely spoken as well.
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Weather
The weather is warm and humid all year round and there only are two seasons - summer and winter. However, the temperatures very rarely fall below 17 °C, or exceed 31 °C which makes it a great location for people who don't like extreme heat. The hottest months are December to March and coldest are June to August, even though the average temperature is still over 24°C during these months.
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Power Plugs
In Mauritius plug types C and G are used. That means that you can use your UK appliances in Mauritius without the use of a travel adaptor.
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Population
There are 1.26 million people living in Mauritius. Mauritius is a multi-ethnic society with groups of people of South Asian, Sub-Saharan African, European and Chinese descent.
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Fun Fact
Mauritius was the only known habitat of the now-extinct dodo bird.