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(A) Serial number followed by month and year of registration, for example 'NV 95' = November 1995, 'JL 99' = July 1999.
Location Indian Ocean Capital Port Louis Main Religions Hinduism, christianity and islam Main Languages Mauritian (Creole), Bhojipuri, English, French History Before 1968, Mauritius together with the Seychelles and the Chagos Archipelago (with Diego Garcia) formed the British Indian Ocean Territory (BIOT).
Mauritius became indenpendent from Great Britain in 1968.
Rodrigues Island is an autonomous outer island of the Republic of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean about 560 kilometres (348 miles) east of Mauritius. The island used to be its tenth district but gained autonomous status on December 10, 2002 and is governed by the Rodrigues Regional Assembly.
International Oval MS ISO Code MU
(1) jim Fox/Picture by Greg Gibson
(2) Picture by Mark Goodwin