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                                         by Graham Rhind



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Table of Contents

Mauritius - Country information


Local short name form

Official name



1 221 921 (2020 estimate) [1]



International telephone access code


ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code


Internet country code


GRC Country Code


Mauritius - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 17th May 2021

In French:

   1 234,45

(where , indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

In English:


(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

In Morisyen:

   1 234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and a space the thousands separator)

Mauritius - Date and time formats


   Note: This section last updated 17th May 2021

Mauritius - Languages


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


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

Mauritius - Example address format

   Note: This section last updated 20th August 2020


Addresses are written in English and usually do not contain a house number – only the thoroughfare, settlement name and postal code. If the address does contain a building number, it is written in front of the street name, sometimes followed by a comma.

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

Mauritius - Post office box


This is written P.O. Box.

Mauritius - Postal codes


   Note: This section last updated 19th November 2018

Mauritian postal codes (known locally as Post Code), introduced on 15th August 2014, contain five characters in the format 99999 or A9999. 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

Mauritius - Postal code regular expression


Mauritius - Postal code level of coverage


Mauritius - Postal code map

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Mauritius - Administrative districts


   Note: This section last updated 19th November 2018

Mauritius has 9 districts External and 3 dependencies (shown in the list below using an asterisk):

District/Dependency Postal code first digit
Agalega Islands External * A
Black River/Rivière Noire External 9
Cargados Carajos External *  
Flacq External 4
Grand Port External 5
Moka External 8
Pamplemousses External 2
Plaines Wilhems External 7
Port Louis External 1
Rivière du Rempart External 3
Rodrigues External * R
Savanne External 6

Administrative districts graphic


Telephone numbers in Mauritius


   Note: This section last updated 21st April 2023

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 or 7 [2].

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

Properties with value Mauritius


  1. ^ citypopulation.de/en/mauritius/admin/ External 20230105
  2. ^ www.itu.int/dms_pub/itu-t/oth/02/02/T02020000880008PDFE.pdf External 20230421

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