About the Republic of MAS

The Republic of Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran (or 'Republic of MAS' for short) is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean and cosists of three main islands: Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran, and a dozen of smaller islands. The country has around 380,800 inhabitants, 92,400 of whom live in the capital Bizet. The republic of MAS separated from Mauritius and was proclaimed independent in 1992; together with Mauritius it had been independent since 1968 and before that the islands were a colony of the British Empire. The population consists of descendants from both the first European colonists, Arab traders who settled on the islands, African slaves and indentured labourers  who were imported from India to work on sugar cane plantations after slavery in the nineteenth century was abolished. The republic lays a claim on the Chagos Archipelago (800 km to the east) and the Agalega Islands (700 km to the west).

PEOPLE
Area
: 874 km2
Inhabitants
: 394,266 (1-1-2017)
Density: 451 inh./km2
Official holiday:
City top five (with inhabitants):
 ▪ Bizet (95,628)
 ▪ Surati (46,900)
 ▪ Konda (25,700)
 ▪ Mardjuli (21,800)
 ▪ Engide (20,800)
Language: English (official), French, Creole, Hindi
Religion: Islam 41%, Christianity 33%, Hinduism 24%, other 2%
University: State University of Bizet

POLITICS
Official name: Republic of Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran
Form of government: republic
Capital: Bizet
Administrative division:
Head of state: president Oliver Keridavian, since 2016
Parliament: unicameral parliament with 99 members, who are elected every 5 years
Main political parties: Republican Party (RP), Party for National Renewal (PNR), Socialist People's Movement (SPM), Jamaat-e-Islami Maysoran, Algheran and Shaoran (JIMAS)

Head of government: Faiz Rahman, since 2016
Minister of foreign affairs: Abdul Hamid Rasul

FOREIGN RELATIONS
Member of FICT
: since 2 May 2015
Member of other organisations:
Ambassador to FICT: Rajesh Mandal (since 29 June 2015)
Diplomatic relations with FICT member states:
 
▪ Adzhatia: mr. Muhammad Hussayni (based in London, United Kingdom)
  ▪ Amargo: mr. John Desville (based in Beijing, China)
 
▪ Guelphia: mr. Mahmoud Azar (based in Canberra, Australia)
  ▪ Harrawi: mr. Yacoob Fateh Muhammad (based in Nairobi, Kenya)
  ▪ Īle de Romanhe: mr. Gurprith Kumar (based in Pretoria, South Africa)
 
Kaupelan: mr. Ali Hussayni (based in Jakarta, Indonesia)
  ▪ New Courland: mr. Ali Rifai (based in Mexico City, Mexico)
 
▪ Pannonia: mr Vijay Patel (based in Berlin, Germany)
 
Tarmorya: mr. Ahmad Bilur (based in Cairo, Egypt)
 
Voskia: mr. Arun Prasad (based in Paris, France)
 
Yukland: mr. Muhammad Hussayni (based in London, United Kingdom)
 
Yutyrama: mr. Frank Crouzeur (based in Brasilia, Brazil)

ECONOMY
GDP
:
$2,322.07 million = $5889.60 per capita (2016)
Currency: rupee (1 rupee = $0.005)
Inflation: 8% (2016)
Unemployment: 3,5% (2016)
Working population: agriculture: 26%; industry: 16%; services: 43%; tourism 15%
Export: agricultural products (tea), food, textile
Import: oil, coal, technological products, food
Main partners: Eastern Africa, India, Australia, China
Main businesses:
Maysorian Airways, Shad Devi Hotels & Tourist Resorts, Bizet Shankar Textile Industries
Main newspapers: The Maysorian Nation (daily edition of 28,000 copies)

GEOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE
Highest mountain
:
Longest river:
Climate: tropical, maritime
Av. temperature in March and July: 29
°C, 24°C
Av. quantity of rain: 2200 mm. a year

OTHER
Time zone
: UTC + 5
Website: information on Geopoeia
Internet extension
:
Car code:
National anthem:
Flag: