Land Use and Regional Distribution
The island of Mauritius has a total area of 1,860 km2, and a coastline length of 322 km; it is of volcanic origin, with low coastlands and a high plateau. The narrow coastal strip is a valuable land resource for the country. Coral reefs encompass a large portion of the island, resulting in sheltered lagoons. These, in turn, contribute to the attractiveness of the beaches for recreation and tourism, the latter of which has expanded rapidly during the past decade. Because of the sheltered nature of the lagoons, along with their increased use for recreation and tourism, an important environmental concern arises regarding the use of methods which avoid the accumulation of contaminated water.
KeywordsUrban Land Urban Growth Total Land Area Final Demand Land Productivity
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