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The rupee is the currency of Mauritius, and may be subdivided into 100 cents.Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the southeast coast of the African continent. The islands of Mauritius and Rodrigues form part of the Mascarene Islands. The capital and largest city is Port Louis. It is a member of the Commonwealth of Nations, La Francophonie and the African Union.
The people of Mauritius are multiethnic, multi-religious, multicultural and multilingual. The island's government is closely modelled on the Westminster parliamentary system, and Mauritius is highly ranked for democracy and for economic and political freedom. The Human Development Index of Mauritius is the highest in Africa.
The Dodo; Mauritius was the only known habitat of the now-extinct dodo bird! Scientists believe the dodo settled on the island more than 4 million years ago. They became extinct because they had no predators, which sounds unintuitive. However, with no predators around to attack them, dodos lost their need and ability to fly, and weighed up to 50 pounds.
The Mauritian Rupee is the official currency of Mauritius. The ISO 4127 currency code for the Mauritian Rupee is MUR.