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Mauritius Underwater Waterfall
Mauritius Underwater Waterfall

Underwater Waterfall

The “waterfall” is actually an optical illusion formed by sand and silt deposits sliding down the slope and then dropping into the abyss.
Photo by Xavier Coiffic

MAURITIUS

Africa

MAURITIUS

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    Capital:Port Louis

    Location:Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, about 800 km (500 mi) east of Madagascar

    Currency:Mauritian rupees (MUR)

    Area:2,040 sq km

    Population:1,386,129 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Creole 86.5%, Bhojpuri 5.3%, French 4.1%, two languages 1.4%, other 2.6% (includes English, the official language of the National Assembly, which is spoken by less than 1% of the population), unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)

    Religion:Hindu 48.5%, Roman Catholic 26.3%, Muslim 17.3%, other Christian 6.4%, other 0.6%, none 0.7%, unspecified 0.1% (2011 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+4

    Tel Code:+230

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