Districts of Mauritius

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The Districts of the Republic of Mauritius are the second-order administrative divisions after the Outer islands of the country.

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Mauritius

Mauritius is divided into nine districts which consist of 1 city, 4 towns and 130 villages, the capital is Port Louis.

The Plaines Wilhems District consist mainly of four towns that is Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes and Vacoas-Phoenix. The other districts consist of different villages, some of them are further divided into different suburbs. As of December 31, 2012, the urban population stood at 536,086 and rural 718,925. [1]

DistrictsArea km2 [1] Population
(31 December 2012) [1]
Flacq 297.9141,586
Grand Port 260.3116,211
Moka 230.581,820
Pamplemousses 178.7140,511
Plaines Wilhems 203.3387,372
Port Louis 42.7127,454
Rivière du Rempart 147.6110,235
Rivière Noire 25979,247
Savanne 244.870,575
 Total1864.81,255,011

Autonomous Region

  1. Rodrigues

The island of Rodrigues used to be the tenth district of Mauritius, it gained autonomous status in 2002, its capital is Port Mathurin.

Dependencies of Mauritius

  1. Agaléga. The capital of Agaléga islands is Vingt Cinq.
  2. Saint Brandon

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Moka Village in Moka District, Mauritius

Moka is a village in Mauritius located in the Moka District, the western part of the village also lies in the Plaines Wilhems District. The village is administered by the Moka Village Council under the aegis of the Moka District Council. According to the census made by Statistics Mauritius in 2011, the population was at 8,846. The elevation is 203 meters and can be up to 425 meters in some places. Moka is directly on the other side of the Moka Range from Port Louis. The village is close to the mountain Le Pouce and the town Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill. Réduit is a suburb of the village where the State House and University of Mauritius is situated. The village is also home to the Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation and the Mahatma Gandhi Institute.

Rodrigues Autonomous outer island in Mauritius

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Grand Port District District in Mauritius

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Curepipe Town in Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius

Curepipe also known as La Ville-Lumière, is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District, the eastern part also lies in the Moka District. The town is administered by the Municipal Council of Curepipe. Curepipe lies at a higher elevation, often referred to as the "Central Plateau". According to the census made by Statistics Mauritius in 2018, the population of the town was at 78,618.

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Plaines Wilhems District District in Mauritius

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Rivière du Rempart District District in Mauritius

Rivière du Rempart is a district of Mauritius, located in the North-East of the island, having an area of 147.6 km². The population estimate was at 108,005 as at 31 December 2015.

Vacoas-Phoenix Town in Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius

Vacoas-Phoenix also known as French: Villes Jumelles, is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District, the eastern part also lies in the Moka District. The town is administered by the Municipal Council of Vacoas-Phoenix. The town lies between Quatre Bornes and Curepipe.

Beau Bassin-Rose Hill Town in Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius

Beau Bassin-Rose Hill is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District. It is administered by the Municipal Council of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill and has a population of 147,066 habitants, making it the third largest city on the island.

Rivière Noire District District in Mauritius

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Outline of Mauritius Overview of and topical guide to Mauritius

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Mauritius:

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The following is an index of Mauritius-related topics by alphabetical order.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2012). "ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2012" (PDF). 31 December. Government of Mauritius: 22. Retrieved 20 October 2013.Cite journal requires |journal= (help)