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Strategically located in the Indian Ocean and endowed with stunning scenery, a pleasant year-round climate, a welcoming population and high standards of healthcare and international schooling, Mauritius remains a premier destination for a primary or holiday residence.
Acknowledged internationally for its strong economy and stable political system, the country has positioned itself as a major regional platform for banking and financial services.
The legal system is governed by principles derived both from the French Code Napoleon and British common law. After gaining independence in 1968 and becoming a republic in 1992, Mauritius has retained the UK’s Judicial Committee of The Privy Councilasits highest appellate court.
Over the years, the country has significantly strengthened its legislative and regulatory framework in its committment to adopting international best business practices.Particularly notable are new anti-money laundering measures that promote economic development while ensuring transparency, good governance and adherence to ethical norms.
Ranked 1st in Africa in various international indices, Mauritius can pride itself on being a country with favourable conditions for living, doing business and investing.
World Bank Doing Business Report 2018 | 25th worldwide
Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 | 45th worldwide
Mo Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2017
Democracy Index 2017 (Economist Intelligence Unit) | 16th in the world
Economic Freedom of the World Index 2017 (Fraser Institute) | 7th worldwide
Social Progress Index 2017 | 39th worldwide
The diversity and richness of cultures are at the core of Mauritius's originality and charm, with inhabitants from European, African, Indian, Chinese and mixed origins living in harmony on the island and practicing Christianity, Hinduism, Islam and Buddhism as main religions.
The country is a rare example of social peace and unity in a multi-cultural society that is admired by the rest of the world.
Mauritius is considered one of the safest countries in the Indian Ocean region, with a low overall crime rate. It is a non-aligned country with strong and friendly relationships with the international community.
Political violence and civil unrest are extremely uncommon and protests, on the rare occasions they do occur, are conducted in apeaceful manner.