Imports$5.159 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$2.645 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)6.5% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate7.8% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$15,100 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate3.6% (2010 est.)
Internet users290,000 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular1.191 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.705% (2012 est.)
Population1,313,095 (July 2012 est.)
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Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in the 16th century and subsequently settled by the Dutch - who named it in honor of Prince Maurits van NASSAU - in the 17th century.
The French assumed control in 1715, developing the island into an important naval base overseeing Indian Ocean trade, and establishing a plantation economy of sugar cane.
The British captured the island in 1810, during the Napoleonic Wars....
Since independence in 1968, Mauritius has developed from a low-income, agriculturally based economy to a middle-income diversified economy with growing industrial, financial, and tourist sectors.
For most of the period, annual growth has been in the order of 5% to 6%.
This remarkable achievement has been reflected in more equitable income distribution, increased life expectancy, lowered infant mortality, and a much-improved infrastructure....
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