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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Which continent is Mauritius part of?
I was in the book store and i did not see a lonely planet guide on Mauritius, so i figured it must be part of some continent, and in a guide book,for that continent?
Mel

2. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 10y

Mauritius belongs to the continent of Africa.

Hope that helps!

3. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Thanks Isadora
Would anybody know in which lonely planet or on a shoe string guide i would find it. East Africa? South Africa?
Mel

4. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

Mauritius is an island in the Indian Ocean - it's not part of any continent. IT'S AN ISLAND !! Go on the Lonely Planet website and see if they have a book on it, or check Amazon to see who else does. Please also pick up an atlas, Thanks. Zoom

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Zoom
Thanks for posting, but there is not need to be so abrupt.
I am sure there are quite a few places in the world, which u know little about. If this is not the case, i am sure there are other subjects u know little about.
Mel

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7. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 10y

Just thought I wold butt in here! Mauritius, although an island, is still part of the African continent. Like UK is an island but still part of Europe. Lonely Planet do a book 'Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles' I bought mine in W H Smith. Hope this helps!

8. Posted by Zoom (Full Member 131 posts) 10y

Quoting baluba

Just thought I wold butt in here! Mauritius, although an island, is still part of the African continent. Like UK is an island but still part of Europe. Lonely Planet do a book 'Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles' I bought mine in W H Smith. Hope this helps!

Are you talking about political (as your comment about UK/Britain implies) or physical (as Isadora's comment implied?) Mauritius (nor Reunion, Seychelles, Comoros, or Madagascar) do not "Belong to the continent of Africa" anymore then the Canary Islands do. Islands stand alone, that's why they're called islands. The Canary Islands (Spanish territory) are close to Morocco but NO ONE ever says they are part of Morocco (or North Africa). You have to make a distinction between Political and Physical. Does Iceland "Belong to the European Continent?" Physically no but Politically yes. IF it was part of say, Denmark it would be automatic - like Hawaii and The mainland US - but it has decided to. (the way the Balearic Islands are part of Spain because they choose to have the same Government. Since all those Indian Island countries mentioned above are all independant countries and not PHYSICALLY attached to Africa they are not a part of Africa (anymore then Maldives or Sri Lanka are part of India). BTW The UK is NOW physically connected to Europe thanks to the Eurostar train (so it is no longer an Island technically - I can walk from Paris to London - if allowed by the authorities - so...not an island) Zoom

9. Posted by baluba (Respected Member 407 posts) 10y

I think you need to get out more!

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 10y

Thanks very much Claire.
That Lonely Planet book sounds like exactly what i need.
Mel