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Today, the Central Statistics Office has published the “Population and Vital Statistics – Republic of Mauritius for Year 2008”.
As you will read further on, there was 1,272,040 Mauritians at the end of December 2008.
The official figures
I will do a quick summary of the numbers:
Total (Republic of Mauritius): 1,272,040
Males : 628,105
Females : 643,935
Island of Mauritius : 1,234,052
Island of Rodrigues : 37,699
Other islands : 289
Live births : 16,334
Deaths : 8,957
Number of marriages : 11,120
For more info, go to the official page.
And the bloggers?
Unfortunately, the Central Statistics Office has not started to collect data about this new category of Mauritians.
Fortunately, yashvinblogs.com has some unofficial data which was collected over months.
However according to the latest data gathering (available to my knowledge), there is
- Less than 60 ACTIVE bloggers (blogged at least once during the last month)
- Less than 60 DORMANT bloggers (who blogged at least a few times in their life, lol)
- Some 20 bloggers who decided to delete their blogs
- Total of about 140 bloggers
Please note that none of these numbers above are official, and the list compiled by Yashvin may not contain all bloggers of Mauritian origin.
The idea is not new.
Indeed a few years back, some bloggers (including me) did meet in real life…
To LaSh, Lady Angele, Aadil and James :
Hope you don’t mind that I used this picture 🙂
It was a nice to know the persons with whom you interact daily through blogs!
Since a few months,together with other bloggers, I decided to set up aÂ bloggers’ club/community. However, due to some lack of time and motivation, we did not continue in this adventure.
However, Morinn contacted me today to know the status of the “project”.
Hence, we officially decided to relaunch this project and bring it to life asap!
She already blogged about this project here, so my bloggers friends and dear readers, do have a look and let us know your ideas, suggestions and criticism.
I can even see some great benefits of this group:
- Know each other
- Help one another in case of any eventual problems where bloggers may be wanted.
- Get some sponsors to do real things, events, charity & social activities!
- Introduce blogging to new ones
Setting up a first meeting
Of course, we don’t look like chips!
But some bloggers may want to remain in the dark, nevertheless I believe we can devise some special arrangements with them, so that they can come “ni vu, ni connu“… btw, why not a mask?
The first meeting is scheduled for the 14th March 2009.
Please head to her blog to confirm your participation.
One of the main aims of this group will be to Promote Blogging in Mauritius.
Make our Mauritian fellows discover this hobby of ours!
Come on bloggers and my dear readers, lets rock this world!