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Port Louis
Ceety
Aerial view o Port Louis

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Motto: "Concordia et Progressio"
(Laitin for "Harmony an Progress")
Port Louis is located in Mauritius
Port Louis
Port Louis
Municipal Cooncil location
Coordinates: 20°9′51.7896″S 57°30′14.7738″E / 20.164386000°S 57.504103833°E / -20.164386000; 57.504103833Coordinates: 20°9′51.7896″S 57°30′14.7738″E / 20.164386000°S 57.504103833°E / -20.164386000; 57.504103833
Country Mauritius Mauritius
Destricts Port Louis Destrict
Toun 25 August 1966
Ceety 12 December 2011
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Lord Mayor Aslam Adam Hossenally
 • Deputy Lord Mayor Mrs Marie Christiane Dorine CHUKOWRY
Area
 • Total 46.7 km2 (18.0 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 148,001
 • Rank 1st in Mauritius
 • Density 3,200/km2 (8,200/sq mi)
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)
Website Municipal Council

Port Louis (French pronunciation: [pɔʁlwi]) is the caipital o Mauritius. It is the lairgest ceety o the kintra an main port, that borders the Indian Ocean. It is locatit in the Port Louis Destrict. The population is 147,688 (2003 census).

Port Louis Centre

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Port Louis wis awready in uiss as a harbour in 1638. In 1735, unner French govrenment, it becam the admeenistrative centre o Mauritius an a major reproveesionin halt for French ships traivellin aroond the Cape o Guid Howp. The Port is named in honour o Keeng Louis XV. The first Govrenor wis Coont Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais.

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Municipal & District Councils in Mauritius. Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
  2. Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2012). ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2012. 31 December. Government of Mauritius. p. 22. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. Le Port est jumelé à quatre villes portuaires (French)
  4. Ville de la Possession - Jumelages
  • Malcolm de Chazal, Petrusmok, The Standard Printing Est., 1951, La Table Ovale, 1979
  • Marie-Thérèse Humbert, La montagne des signaux, Paris: Stock, 1994
  • Khal Torabully, Kot sa parol la - Rôde parole, poésie en créole et français, Mauritius: éditions Le Printemps, 1996

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