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Name of territory:

Rodrigues Island

Location:

South-west region of the Indian Ocean, at about 650 km from Mauritius.

Geographic coordinates:

19° 50' S, 62° E

Total area:

108 km2

Climate:

Tropical. 28 to 35°C during the southern summer (from November to April), risks of cyclones from January to March. More pleasant in winter, 16 to 27°C (from June to September).

Highest point:

Mont Limon, 398 m.

Capital:

Port Mathurin

Population:

About 38'000 habitants

Density of population:

351 inhabitants/km2

Head of state:

Sir Anerood Jugnauth, President (Mauritius)
Paul Bérenger, head of government (Mauritius)

Statute:

Dependence of Mauritius

Religion:

Christian

Official language:

English

Spoken languages:

Creole, French, English

National Day:

12 March

Flag:

Mauritius flag, 4 horizontal stripes: red, blue, yellow, green

Time zone:

GMT +3 heures in summer
GMT +4 heures in winter

How to get there:

By plane, from Mauritius (1h30) or from Réunion Island (2h00). By boat, from Mauritius (36h).

Passport / visa:

Valid passport and return ticket are necessary for all visitors.

Vaccinations:

No vaccination is required.

Money:

Mauritian Rupee
1 Euro = 32 RS
1 £ = 45 RS

Electric current:

220 volts

Accomodation:

Hotel, flat, villa or guesthouse.

Food:

Creole food.

Shops / shopping / souvenirs:

Chilli, spices, honey and local handicraft: baskets, hats, etc.

Newspaper:

French weekly: "Le Vrai Rodriguais" and "La voix du Peuple".

Nightlife:

There is not much nightlife. Restaurants and discotheques in Port Mathurin, Anse aux Anglais or Baie aux Huitres. Performances of traditional music and dancing in hotels.





   
       
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