The Island of Mauritius is a part of the Mascarene Islands. The island’s total area is 1865 km2.
A flat hill occupies the biggest part of the island. The highest point is Mount Piton (826 m).
The climate type prevailing here is marine tropical. The average monthly temperature in February is +23oC and + 19oC in August. The average annual rainfall is distributed unevenly – from 1500 mm (in mountainous areas) to 5000 mm (on the coastal plains).