Mauritius Country Quiz

🇲🇺 Can you guess these facts about the island country of Mauritius?
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Last updated: August 12, 2020
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Capital of Mauritius
Port Louis
First country to establish settlements on Mauritius, in 1638
Netherlands
Flightless bird that went extinct shortly after Mauritius was settled
Dodo
The only country that was completely uninhabited more recently than Mauritius
(hint: another African island nation)
Seychelles
Body of water in which Mauritius is located
Indian Ocean
Most popular religion
Hinduism
Name of the main island of Mauritius
Mauritius
Second largest island
Rodrigues
Country from which Mauritius gained its independence in 1968
United Kingdom
Currency of Mauritius
Rupee
Most spoken language
Mauritian Creole
Language upon which the above is based
French
Nearby archipelago, whose main island is Diego Garcia, that
Mauritius seeks to gain control of
Chagos Archipelago
Main export crop of the 19th century
Sugar
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Level 54
Feb 15, 2020
Isn’t Rodrigues French?
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Level 66
Feb 16, 2020
No.
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Level 77
Jun 16, 2020
You might be thinking of Réunion.
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Level 45
Jun 16, 2020
Rodrigues is actually a spanish last name
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Level 69
Jun 17, 2020
Well, I'm not sure it can be called "nearby" when it's 1680 km away. Moreover, the UN recognises it as a part of Mauritius, so technically the one who seeks to "gain control" is Maldives
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Level 58
Aug 3, 2020
When the Dutch held Mauritius, their country was mostly known in English as the Dutch republic or the United provinces.It only became the Netherlands as of 1815. The country (and island) is named after the then ruler (Stadhouder), Maurits (Maurice). (and the French named Port Louis after louis XV).
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Level 61
Aug 10, 2020
For some historical perspective, the start of the Wiki article on Stadtholders (literal translated, the Dutch word stadhouder(s) means city holder(s). In the Low Countries, stadtholder was an office of steward, designated a medieval official and then a national leader. The stadtholder was the replacement of the duke or earl of a province during the Burgundian and Habsburg period (1384 – 1581/1795). The title was used for the official tasked with maintaining peace and provincial order in the early Dutch Republic and, at times, became de facto head of state of the Dutch Republic during the 16th to 18th centuries, which was an effectively hereditary role. For the last half century of its existence, it became an officially hereditary role under Prince William IV of Orange. His son, Prince William V of Orange, was the last stadtholder of the republic, whose own son, King William I of the Netherlands, became the first king of the Netherlands.