The island nation of Mauritius is located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar and about 2,400 kilometers from the east coast of Africa.
The official name of the country belonging to the African continent is the Republic of Mauritius. In addition, the state includes the island of Rodrigues, located about 600 kilometers from the east coast of Mauritius. The protected territory of the Republic includes two more islands, Agalega and St. Brandon. However, for simplicity in this guide, when mentioning Mauritius, it means only the main island.