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Mauritius (GPS: 20 17 S, 57 33 E) is located in Southern Africa, an island in the Indian Ocean, about 800 km (500 mi) east of Madagascar. The country’s area measurements are total: 2,040 sq km; land: 2,030 sq km, water: 10 sq km. This sovereign state is almost 11 times the size of Washington, DC. The total irrigated land is 190 sq km (2012).
One of Mauritius’s essential features: The main island, from which the country derives its name, is of volcanic origin and is almost surrounded by coral reefs. The former home of the dodo, a large flightless bird related to pigeons, was driven to extinction by the end of the 17th century through a combination of hunting and the introduction of predatory species.