Plaines Wilhems District

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Plaines Wilhems
District
Map of Mauritius island with Plaines Wilhems District highlighted
Map of Mauritius island with Plaines Wilhems District highlighted
Country Mauritius Mauritius
Government
Area
 • Total 203.3 km2 (78.5 sq mi)
Population (2012)[1]
 • Total 387,372
 • Rank 1st in Mauritius
 • Density 1,900/km2 (4,900/sq mi)
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)
ISO 3166 code MU-PW (Plaines Wilhems)

Plaines Wilhems is a district of Mauritius. It is the most populated district, the population estimate was at 387,372 as of 31 December 2012.[1] The district is mainly urban; it consists of four towns, the village of Midlands and part of two other villages. The Plaines Wilhems district does not have a District Council; it has four Municipal Town Councils. The towns are Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes and Vacoas-Phoenix. The villages are Midlands, Cascavelle (East - West in Rivière Noire district) and Moka (West- East in Moka district).[2][3] The district was named after Wilhem Leicknig. Of Prussian origin, he settled on the island of Mauritius, then known as Isle de France, in 1721.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2012). "ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2012". 31 December. Government of Mauritius. p. 19. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. "Local Government Act 2011". Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Statistic office of Mauritius (2011). "Housing and population Census 2011". Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "History of Quatre Bornes". Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 

Coordinates: 20°18′S 57°29′E / 20.300°S 57.483°E / -20.300; 57.483