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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Mauritius

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MAURITIUS
MAURITIUS

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Mauritius - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

230

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

MS

Internet country code

MU

GRC Country Code

MAT

Mauritius - Languages

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English External is the official language, with some 3 000 speakers. Other languages are Bhojpuri External (330 000 speakers); Morisyen External (600 000 first-language and 200 000 second-language speakers); Tamil External (22 000 speakers) and Urdu External (64 000 speakers).

Mauritius - Company legal forms

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Mauritian company types include:

   Company limited by guarantee
   Foreign company
   General partnership
   Global business company 1 (GBC 1) (Offshore company)
   Global business company 2 (GBC 2) (International company)
   Limited partnership
   Private company limited by shares
   Sole proprietorship
   Trust

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Mauritius - Example address format

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Addresses are written in English and usually do not contain a house number – only the thoroughfare, settlement name and postal code.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Mauritius - Post office box

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This is written P.O. Box.

Mauritius - Postal codes

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Mauritian postal codes (known locally as Post Code), introduced at the end of 2014, contain five digits in the format 99999. Each code covers a settlement or part of a larger settlement. The first digit indicates the district, the second and third the village council area and the final two digits the sub-locality.

Codes from a previous (trial) format with the format 999AA999 may be found.

Metadata containing postal code formatting rules, exceptions and regular expressions can be acquired External

Mauritius - Postal code format graphic

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Mauritius - Postal code format

Mauritius - Postal code specifics

n/a.

Mauritius - Postal code regular expression

\A(\d{5,5})\Z

Mauritius - Postal code level of coverage

3

Mauritius - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Mauritius

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Telephone numbers in Mauritius have no area codes. Fixed geographic subscriber numbers have 7 digits when called from abroad. Mobile numbers have 8 digits and commence with 5.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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