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National Data

Mauritius Flag Mauritius Flag
Country Mauritius
Country code MU
City Port Louis
Form of government Unitary Parliamentary Republic
Size in km² 2030
Population 1273212
Year of construction 1738 / 1978 (ext)


Type Horseshoe
Volume 69200
Architect - - - / E.Maxwell Fry, Jane Drew and Partners (GB)


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The "National Assembly" is the unicameral parliament of Mauritius. It consists of 62 elected and 7 additional appointed members, known as "best losers" to ensure minority equal representation. The new building, with its modular elements, is related to Brutalist architecture. The front shows the Coat of Arms including the Dodo-bird that, endemic to the island, is famous for his extinction.

Facts & Figures

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Members of parliament 69 GPD per capita in PPP in US$ 18.585
Number of women 8 HDI 0,777
Pop. per MP 18.452 Democracy index 8,28
CO2 total 3.270 CO2 per capita 2,62


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