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Port Louis
parliamentary democracy
2040 km2
1274189 (July 2008 est.) / 624/km2
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$ 11200 (2007 est.)
0.804 (2005)
Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 3.7%, unspecified 0.3% (2000 census)
Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 2.5%, unspecified 0.3%, none 0.4% (2000 census)
tropical, modified by southeast trade winds; warm, dry winter (May to November); hot, wet, humid summer (November to May)
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