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Mauritius, the officially Republic of Mauritius is a hilly island in the Indian ocean off the southeast shore of African continent and east of the Madagascar. Port Louis is the capital city and 2040 km2 is the total land area of Mauritius and is 180thlargest size in the world. The politics of Mauritius is structured as a parliamentary representative democratic republic where complete authority is divided in the hands of President and the Prime Minister. Mauritius was discovered by the Europeans in the 16th century. It was visited by the Portuguese in the early 16th century and was subsequently ruled by the Dutch, the French and the British. After the abolition of slavery during British rule, indentured laborers from India arrived in Mauritius during the 19th century via Aapravasi Ghat which is today recognized as a UNESCO world heritage site. Mauritius has one of the most stable and successful economies in Africa and is ranked high in terms of competitiveness, investment climate, governance and freest economy, the Gross Domestic Product estimate was at $20.225 billion and GDP per capita income over $15,595 in 2012, one of the highest in Africa. There isn’t any official language of Mauritius. Most common language used in the Assembly is English however it may be addressed in French as well. English and French are the official languages of the National Assembly [Parliament] of Mauritius. Mauritius is been rewarded third time as World leading Island Destination award & World’s Best Beach in January 2012 for World Travel Award. Horse racing is national sport of Mauritius. Football and volleyball are also well popular sports in the country. Swimming, sailing, scuba diving and water skiing are popular water sports of the country. Mauritius won its first Olympic medal, Boxer Bruno Julie won bronze medal in 2008. Mauritius enjoys a mild tropical maritime climate throughout the year. The country has two seasons: a warm humid summer extending from November to April and a relatively cool dry winter from June to September. The month of October and May are commonly known as the transition months. Mean summer temperature is 24.7 degrees Celsius and mean winter temperature is 20.4 degrees Celsius. The temperature difference between the seasons is only 4.3 degrees Celsius. The warmest months are January and February with average day maximum temperature reaching 29.2 degrees Celsius and the coolest months are July and August when average night minimum temperatures drops down to 16.4 degrees Celsius.