Location Map of Mauritius Mauritius is located in the South West part of the Indian Ocean, north of the Tropic of Capricorn. The island of Mauritius lies 855 kilometers east of Madagascar, about 2400 kilometers south east of Africa mainland, and about 3,900 kilometers southwest of India.
Who owns Mauritius Island?
France took control in 1715, renaming it Isle de France. In 1810, the island was seized by Great Britain, and four years later France ceded Mauritius and its dependencies to Britain.