Mauritius Population 2023

Mauritius officially the Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 mi) off the southeast coast of the African continent, east of Madagascar. As per the UN World Population Prospect report,  the population of Mauritius in 2023 is 1,300,557 (13 lakh).

Estimated Population of Mauritius  in 2023  – 1.3 million

 Mauritius 2023 Population
Total Population1,300,557
Global Rank158
Land Area 2,030 sq.km (780 sq. mi)
Area Rank169
Pop. Density626 people/sq. km
Capital CityPort Louis

Source: UN World Population Prospects 

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Religion in Mauritius

Mauritius is a religiously diverse Nation with a population of various world religions. Hinduism is the most followed religion and is practiced by half of the population. Next comes Christianity followed by  30.19% of the population. Among Christens Catholicism has most the number of adherents followed by Protestants

Islam accounts for 18% of the population, and the remaining 4.43% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion percent in Mauritius

  • Hinduism- 48.14% 
  • Christianity – 30.19%
    — 27.23% Catholicism
    — 2.68% Protestantism
  • Islam – 17.54% 
  • Others / None – 4.43% 

Source: Wikipedia

Mauritius Demographics
Fertility Rate* 1.39
Infant mortality rate ** 9.7
Median Age  37.5 years
Life Expectancy 75.51 years
Urban Population 41 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Mauritius by Population

#CityPopulation
1Port Louis1,49,195
2Vacoas-Phoenix1,15,289
3Beau Bassin-Rose Hill1,04,610
4Curepipe79,014
5Quatre Bornes77,505
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