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  2. Seychelles Category: Government - Capital: name: Victoria; geographic coordinates: 4 38 S, 55 27 E; time difference: UTC+4 (9 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)

  3. Belarus Category: People - Population growth rate (%): -0.393% (2008 estimate)

  4. Mauritius Category: Introduction - Background: 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. Mauritius remained a strategically important British naval base, and later an air station, playing an important role during World War II for anti-submarine and convoy operations, as well as the collection of signals intelligence. Independence from the UK was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather, declining sugar prices, and declining textile and apparel production, have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.

  5. Andorra Category: Communications - Telephones - mobile cellular: 68,500 (2007)

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Mauritius Latitude Facts: -20.2163963963964 and Mauritius Longitude Facts: 57.6618918918919

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  4. Marshall Islands Category: Economy - Labor force - by occupation (%): agriculture: 21.4%; industry: 20.9%; services: 57.7% (2000)

  5. Bahamas, The Category: Economy - Exports - commodities (%): mineral products and salt, animal products, rum, chemicals, fruit and vegetables

Mauritius Regions are: Black River Flacq Grand Port Moka Pamplemousses Plaines Wilhems Port Louis Riviere du Rempart Rodrigues Savanne

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  5. Zambia Category: Geography - Elevation extremes (m): lowest point: Zambezi river 329 m; highest point: unnamed location in Mafinga Hills 2,301 m



Source: CIA - The World Factbook