Geography

Geography
The area of Mauritius, approximately 1865 km2 of which 330km of almost entirely surrounded by coral reefs coast, includes a vast central plateau and impressive mountains.

Mauritius is located south of the Indian Ocean (20 ° S / 57.5 ° E) is approximately 230km of Reunion, Madagascar and 860 km of 4,700km de.Mumbai.

The central plateau that rises to almost 600m above sea level, is dotted with extinct volcanic craters or intertwine rivers and waterfalls. On the edge of this plateau, rise three mountain ranges characterized by fantastically shaped basalt masses, witnesses of the volcanic origin of the island. Of these chains, several peaks rise: the Piton de la Rivière Noire (828m), the Pieter Both (823m) and the Pouce (812m).