Pamplemousses District

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Pamplemousses
District
Map of Mauritius island with Pamplemousses District highlighted
Map of Mauritius island with Pamplemousses District highlighted
Country Mauritius Mauritius
Government[1]
 • Type District Council
 • Chairman Mr. Woochit Ranjiv
 • Vice Chairman Mr. Somaroo Kalicharan
Area
 • Total 178.7 km2 (69.0 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 140,511
 • Rank 3rd in Mauritius
 • Density 790/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)

Pamplemousses is a district of Mauritius, located in the north west of the island, and is one of the most densely populated parts of the island. The name of the district comes from the French word for grapefruits. The district has an area of 178.7 km2 and the population estimate was at 140,511 as of 31 December 2012.[2]

History[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

The district hosts the SSR botanical garden, or Jardin Botanique Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, renamed in 1988 in honor of the first prime minister of Mauritius. The garden was first constructed by Pierre Poivre (1719–1786) in 1770. The area is 25 hectares. The garden features spices, ebonies, sugar canes and many more. It also features lotuses as well as 85 varieties of palms from Central America, Asia, Africa and the islands around the Indian Ocean.

Places[edit]

The Pamplemousses District include different regions; however, some regions are further divided into different suburbs.[2][3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://localgovernment.gov.mu/English/Local%20Authorities/Pages/Municipal-and-District-Councils-in-Mauritius.aspx
  2. ^ a b c Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2012). "ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2012". 31 December. Government of Mauritius. p. 22. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Statistic office of Mauritius (2011). "Housing and population Census 2011". Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 

Coordinates: 20°07′S 57°35′E / 20.117°S 57.583°E / -20.117; 57.583