Moka

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Moka
Village
Moka is located in Mauritius
Moka
Moka
Moka's location in Mauritius
Coordinates: 20°13′08″S 57°29′46″E / 20.219°S 57.496°E / -20.219; 57.496Coordinates: 20°13′08″S 57°29′46″E / 20.219°S 57.496°E / -20.219; 57.496
Country Mauritius
Districts Moka District
Elevation[1] 203 m (666 ft)
Highest elevation[2] 425 m (1,394 ft)
Population (October 2011)[3]
 • Total 8,846
 • Density 507.2/km2 (1,314/sq mi)
Time zone Mauritius Time (UTC+4)
Area code(s) 230
ISO 3166 code MU

Moka is a village in Mauritius located in the Moka District, the western part of the village also lies in the Plaines Wilhems District.[4] The village is administered by the Moka Village Council under the aegis of the Moka District Council.[5] According to the census made by Statistics Mauritius in 2011, the population was at 8,846.[3] 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.

History[edit]

Housing boom[edit]

Moka is centrally located in Mauritius and as such has experienced a real estate development boom in the past few years. This was mainly encouraged by the development of the CyberCity two kilometers away in Ebene. Another contributing factor to this property business was the fact that since Mauritius will not benefit from preferential prices for its sugar by the European Community and World Trade Organization, sugar estates quickly started real estate business units that would convert the land under sugar cane culture to residential lands. From 2004 to 2006, Moka saw five property estate developments.

Weather[edit]

Moka has a tropical wet climate. Since it is in the southern hemisphere, February is the warmest month and August is the coolest. Temperatures normally can range from 82 degrees (F) in February to 59 degrees (F) at night in August. The dry season is in October, the wet season is in February. Temperature is somewhat constant.[1]

Places[edit]

Schools[edit]

Schools in Moka include Le Bocage International School, Mahatama Gandhi Institute, Mahatma Gandhi Secondary School, St. Mary Roman Catholic School, and Ecole du Centre.

Other[edit]

Other important institutions in Moka are the:

  • Agricultural Marketing Board (AMB) which stocks vegetables (mainly potatoes) for local consumption
  • Subramaniam Bharati Eye Centre (AKA Moka Eye Hospital) which is the country's only specialized eye hospital.
  • Catholic Church

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Quick info, Local Time in Moka, Moka, Mauritius". Chinchi.com. 
  2. ^ "What is the elevation of Moka, Mauritius?". WolframAlpha. 
  3. ^ a b Table G1 - Resident population by geographical location, whereabouts on census night and sex. Central Statistic Office. 2011. p. 3. Retrieved 2012-11-29. 
  4. ^ Statistics Mauritius (2011). Housing and population Census 2011. Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. Local Government Act 2011. Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 28 November 2012.