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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. Le Port est jumelé à quatre villes portuaires (French)
  2. 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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