12 facts you didn't know about Mauritius


This is a compilation of the most strange, insane, inexplicable, funny and awesome facts about Mauritius. Let's dive right in!




7. 7th country in the world for home ownership rate

7. 7th country in the world for home ownership rate

Yes, 88.9% of the families in Mauritius own their houses.

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8. 3rd country in the world for percentage of hinduism in population

8. 3rd country in the world for percentage of hinduism in population

We are just behind India who is amazingly at the second position of this ranking - the first country being Nepal.

9. Mauritius is one of the biggest foreign investor in… India

9. Mauritius is one of the biggest foreign investor in… India

Yes, one of the smallest countries in the world is one of the biggest foreign investors in one of the biggest. The simple explanation is that Mauritius got a special taxation agreement (DTAA) with India and other countries just go through us to invest there.

10. We have the 2nd internet penetration rate in Africa

10. We have the 2nd internet penetration rate in Africa

Indeed with 62% of its population connected to the internet, Mauritius is ranked second in Africa for Internet penetration just behind Kenya (66%). Full list here.

11. 2nd highest Facebook penetration rate in Africa

11. 2nd highest Facebook penetration rate in Africa

Probably the main reason why people in Mauritius want to be connected to the internet: Facebook! But we're proud to say that Mo Ti News has now become even more popular than Facebook with some of you :)

12. 0% anal penetration rate

12. 0% anal penetration rate

In Mauritius, going through the back door with your partner is illegal and may get you in serious trouble.

Bonus: A nice factsheet of our little island by Nidaa Mungloo

Bonus: A nice factsheet of our little island by Nidaa Mungloo

The temperatures are in Fahrenheit since she initially made it for an American audience.

Source: Kongolo




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