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7 Things To Know About Mauritius

7 Things To Know About Mauritius

1. Mauritius is a volcanic island with a native ecosystem composed mostly of reptiles and birds.

2. The Mauritian Wildlife Foundation is working to restore the endemic ecosystem of the island.

3. The island nation of approximately 13 million is located 500 miles east of Madagascar.

4. The Seven Colored Earths, a natural phenomenon are multi-colored sand dunes in the village of Chamarel.

5. The island was discovered uninhabited and ruled in turn by the Dutch, French and British.

6. Sega is a Mauritian dance, of African slave origin, accompanied by Creole songs.

7. Port Louis, the capital city, is nestled among mountains and a deepwater harbor.