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Mauritius







The name of the Anthem:  
  "Glory to thee, Motherland"










Per capita income 


Mauritius   1968                                              (The year the anthem was adopted)

   Island Located  within the Tropic of
                  ☝capricorn

 
To learn more about this country click here:  Mauritius


         

 
QUIZ QUESTIONS                    



        A brief History of Mauritius


        Mauritius is an island nation of the south east coast of Africa
a little beyond Madagascar within the Indian Ocean about 1,200 miles off the main land of Africa. This country is made of several islands, Mauritius, Rodrigues, Agaléga and St. Brandon. By 1507 the Portuguese explorers did not see anyone on the Island.  But in 1598 the Dutch settled there and lived there for over two hunderd years.  
  By 1710 they decided to leave the island.  This was good news for the
French people.  They came and colonized the area five years after
the Dutch left the island. The French named the island Isle de France.
Interestingly, while the French were on the Island, they made the
place their sugar cane farm.  But the British came and took over the
Island from the French in 1810 when the short Napoleon Bonaparte
was waging his wars. Under the British, the country was renamed.
It became Mauritius.  It became a Republic in 1992.

Now that you know a brief history of Mauritius and its location on the coast of Africa, lets get started.


1.   When did Mauritius get her independence? Who was the first Leader of the Independent Mauritius?


   2.    Mauritius is an Island so it is not surrounded by other
countries.  It is surrounded by the India Ocean.  Name
the Islands that make up this country. 
   
          3.    What is the political structure of this country?  We are
told that their constitution is based on the Westminister Model,
What does that mean? In this structure, the head of state
is the Prresident but the constitutional power rests in the
hands of the Prime Minister who is also the head of the
government. How does this resemble the Liberian government
and how does it not resemble the Liberia government structure?    

       4.   Which western nations colonized Mauritius and at what different
 times did they change colonial masters? What did the French
people want out of Mauritius? 

           5.   Who is Kailash Purryag and what is his role in Mauritius?
 

             7. Who is Dr. Navin Ramgoolam and when did he and his wife
Veena Ramgoolam meet President Barack Obama and the 
First Lady Michelle Obama?  Where was this meeting?


    8 . What two Languages below are spoken in Mauritius? [choose two]
Will you refer to Mauritius as a francophone or anglophone?
1.  French 
2. German 
3.  English 
4.  Afrikaans 
5.  Swahili 
6.  Portuguese
7.  Herero

     9.  What is the native language that is spoken by 90% of the people?


    

      10 .  Which Religion majority of the people in Mauritius adhere to?
 1. Indo-Mauritians practice Hinduism and Islam
 2. Franco-Mauritians, Creoles and Sino-Mauritians 
adhere to Christianity
 3. A Minority of the Sino-Mauritians follow Buddhism and
other Chinese-related religions.
  4.   All the above
  5.   None of the above




          11.  What is the capital city of Mauritius?
a.   Britannia
b.   Port Louis
c.   Phoenix
d.   Goodlands
e.   Camp Carol
f.    Pamplemousses

    

  
                                                                                         

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SOURCES:

Courtesy of Nationalanthems.info

“Canada » nationalanthems.info.” Accessed August 5, 2013) .          http://www.nationalanthems.info/ca.htm.

   Google

Wikipedia

Complete National-Anthems-World-Edition-2013
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

        National anthems of the world Nationalhymnen der Welt. Free download

  The World Atlas

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                                                             Listen to the
                      
National Anthems of All
               African Countries


Every day a different African country's national     Anthem will play the entire day on this page.   This gives us an opportunity to listen to all the
National Anthems of each country in Africa.   There are 53 countries in Africa.  Some have
said that Liberia has one of the best Anthems
in the world.  Now we can listen to all the 
National Anthems of Africa and compare ours
with theirs.

The other reason for this exercise is to provide our people the opportunity to listen to, and to learn about other African countries, see their flags, hear their National Anthems, and enjoy the very beautiful music we call, a country's National Anthem. Much of our information comes from Nationalanthem.info.    
Please take note of the dates each

country's Anthem is played.  We begin with
South Africa on the 5th of August and end with
São Tomé and Principe on September 24, 2013.

If you want to know more about any of the
African countries, just click on the name of 
the particular country below on the left in blue among the list of 53 countries and you will have the information right there at your finger tip.

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One interesting factor about the listing of the  African countries in the order in which they are listed.  They are listed with the country with the highest per capital income above and the lowest per capital income at the bottom of the list. Liberia is 6 up from the bottom.   Total number of countries is 53. _____________________________________________

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SOURCES:

Courtesy of Nationalanthems.info

“Canada » nationalanthems.info.” Accessed August 5, 2013) .          http://www.nationalanthems.info/ca.htm.

   Google

     Wikipedia

Complete National-Anthems-World-Edition-2013
Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra Kosice
Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra

      National anthems of the world Nationalhymnen der Welt. Free download

  The World Atlas

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Africa


Country

World

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Africa

 


 

15

 Tanzania                                                                 August  19

 

16

 Equatorial Guinea                                                  August  20

 

17

 Zambia                                                         
      August  21

 

18

 Botswana                                                     
      August  22

 

19

 Uganda                                                        
      August  23

 

20

 Gabon                                                           
      August  24

 

21

 Democratic Republic of the Congo                          August  25

 

22

 Republic of the Congo                                            August  26

 

23

 Senegal                                                                August  27

 

24

 Mozambique                                                          August  28

 

25

 Namibia                                                                August  29

 

26

 Mauritius                                                     
      August  30

 

27

 Mali                                                             
      August  31

 

28

 Madagascar                                          
       September   1

 

29

 Burkina Faso                                       
      September   1

 

30

 Chad                                                    
      September   2

 

31

 Zimbabwe                                            
      September   3

 

32

 Benin                                                   
      September   4

 

33

 Rwanda                                               
      September   5

 

34

 Niger                                                     
      September   6

 

35

 Malawi                                                 
      September   7

 

36

 Guinea                                                                    September   8

 

37

 Mauritania                                          
      September   9

 

38

 Swaziland                                          
       September   10

 

39

 Togo                                                  
       September   11

 

40

 Eritrea                                                
      September   12

 

41

 Lesotho                                                                  September   13

 

42

 Burundi                                              
      September   14

 

43

 Sierra Leone                                     
      September   15

 

44

 Central African Republic                                        September   16

 

45

 Cape Verde                                       
       September   17

 

46

 Djibouti                                                                   September   18

 

47

 Liberia                                               
      September   19

 

48

 Seychelles                                         
      September   20

 

49

 The Gambia                                      
      September   21

 

50

 Guinea-Bissau                                  
      September   22

 

51

 Comoros                                          
      September   23

 

52

 São Tomé and Príncipe                                          September   24

 




 
 
 
 

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