Mauritius (i/məˈrɪʃəs/; French:Maurice), officially the Republic of Mauritius (French:République de Maurice), is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres (1,200mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent. The country includes the island of Mauritius, Rodrigues (560 kilometres (350mi) east), and the outer islands (Agaléga, St. Brandon and two disputed territories). The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues (172km (107mi) southwest) form part of the Mascarene Islands, along with nearby Réunion, a French overseas department. The area of the country is 2,040km2. The capital and largest city is Port Louis.
The island of Mauritius was visited during the medieval period by the Arabs and then by the Portuguese, who named it Dina Arobi and Cirne, respectively. The island was uninhabited until the Dutch Republic established a colony in 1638, with the Dutch naming the island after Prince Maurice van Nassau. The Dutch colony was abandoned in 1710, and, five years later, the island became a French colony and was named Isle de France. Due to its strategic position, Mauritius was known as the "star and key" of the Indian Ocean.
Maurice is a traditionally masculine given name. It originates as a French name derived from the Latin Mauritius or Mauricius and was subsequently used in other languages.
Its popularity is due to Mauritius, a saint of the Theban Legion (died 287).
Mauritius is otherwise attested as a given name of the Roman Empire period, in origin meaning "one from Mauritania", i.e. "the Moor".
Letter Of supercargo WILLEM JANSZ(OON) to the Managers of the Amsterdam
Chamber, October 6, 1618.
Worshipful Wise Provident Discreet Gentlemen,
(Sailed 1000 miles to eastward in in 38 degrees with notable success.)
The present serves only to inform you that on the 8th of June last with the ship Mauritius we passed Cape de bon esperence, with strong westerly winds, so that we deemed it inadvisable to call at any land, after which we ran a thousand miles to eastward in 38 degrees Southern Latitude, though we should have wished to go still further east.
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“My mum taught me to sew ...Today, at 30, he is CEO of a multi-billion-dollar company with state-of-the-art, sprawling headquarters in the West Midlands, offices in Denver, Hong Kong, Mauritius and London and a presence in nearly every gym in the country. He has 926 employees worldwide and a turnover last year of £480 million ... I’m miserable at home ... .
Addressing the participants, the UN Risk coordination officer for Seychelles and Mauritius, Alexander Mancham, said that disasters of all kinds compromise the lives and livelihoods of people and undermine sustainable development and Seychelles is not exempt to this reality.
A man who led a 12-year restoration of a vandalised steamship has been awarded the highest maritime medal ... He bought it for £1 in 2004 to prevent it being scrapped ... She also paid the educational fees for the first marine engineer officer from Mauritius. Regarding the Daniel Adamson, Capt Cross said ... Capt Cross said ... The Daniel Adamson. Source. The Danny ... .
A sailor who rescued and restored a century-old tug boat has been awarded a medal ... Dan Cross said he was ‘deeply honoured’ to receive the medal Credit. Dan Cross/PA ... The Daniel Adamson was due to be scrapped after being vandalised Credit ... This included paying educational fees for the first ever marine engineer officer to hail from Mauritius ... .
From the office of the Mayor... During her term in office she signed various Twinning Agreements with other cities and municipalities in Mauritius and organised exchange visits and represented the City of Victoria at international meetings ... On behalf of the Office of the Mayor of ...
Indian Navy is embarking on a sailing expedition to Mauritius. The expedition is being undertaken by a crew of six (incl three women officers), onboard INSV Tarini. Cmde Sanjay Panda Commanding Officer, INSMandovi flagged off a sailing expedition from Goa to Port Louis, Mauritius at early hours of 20 Aug 22.
The Indian Navy has begun preparations and has identified a few women officers who could undertake the arduous journey ... The yacht, which was used for the NavikaSagarParikrama expedition in 2017-18, is now heading to Mauritius in preparation for the solo circumnavigation by a woman officer ... The two officers have retired from the Indian Navy.
Iran and Mauritius held their first joint ... During the forum, a senior MIMT official welcomed the establishment of an economic office of Mauritius in Tehran and offered to launch a similar office for Iran in Mauritius.
Earlier in a month, the former Chief ExecutiveOfficer of Mauritius Telecom (MT) Sherry Singh is accused of using selective bidding exercises to help the Chinese mega-firm Huawei, which already awarded contracts worth hundreds of millions of rupees, to expand its business.