A police force of 2,000 men is armed and partially organized for the defense of the country (2008). The Coast Guard has 21 patrol boats. Defense costs rose from 0.3% to 2.3% of GDP in 1985-96 to decrease again to 0.3% (2006). To see related acronyms about this country, please check ABBREVIATIONFINDER where you can see that MUS stands for Mauritius.
|Land area||2,040 km²|
|Population density (per km²）||676.2|
|Income per capita||$ 22,300|
|ISO 3166 code||MU|
|Time zone UTC||+ 4|
|Geographic coordinates||20 17 S, 57 33 O|
Mauritius has no standing military forces. The semi-military police force, which is responsible for the defense, has a force of about 2550 personnel, including about 800 personnel in the Coast Guard (2018, IISS).
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Materials include two storm armored vehicles and twelve armored personnel vehicles.
The Coast Guard has 17 patrol vessels and four light transport aircraft.