The English Period

In 1810, Great Britain took over the Island which, in 1814, became known again as Ile Maurice. Sugar was henceforth exported to England.

Mauritius, then also named "the key of The Indian Ocean", because of its strategic position between Europe and India, was in the heart of the maritime route. This was a further boost to the development of the sugar industry. The latter, thanks to the expansion of technology in the 19th century, could finally be established.

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