A turquoise ocean and a black river.

Mauritius is an island country located in the Indian Ocean, about 2,000 kilometers off the southeastern coast of the African continent. The country is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations and a former British colony. The island is home to people of Indian, African, Chinese, and European descent. The official languages of Mauritius are English and French.

Mauritius is best known for its white sandy beaches, turquoise waters, and coral reefs. The island is also home to the Black River Gorges National Park, which is the largest national park in Mauritius.

The cuisine of Mauritius is a blend of Indian, Creole, Chinese, and French influences. Popular dishes include curry, rice, and beans.

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