Port Louis District

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Port Louis
District
Map of Mauritius island with Port Louis District highlighted
Map of Mauritius island with Port Louis District highlighted
Country Mauritius Mauritius
Government[1]
 • Type City Council
 • Lord Mayor Mr. Hoseenally Aslam Adam
 • Deputy Lord Mayor Mrs. Chukowry M. Christianne Dorinne
Area
 • Total 42.7 km2 (16.5 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 127,454
 • Rank 4th in Mauritius
 • Density 3,000/km2 (7,700/sq mi)
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)
ISO 3166 code MU-PL (Port Louis)

Port Louis is a district of Mauritius, located in the north west of the island, it is the smallest district and has the highest population density. The district is wholly covered by Port Louis, the capital of the country. Port Louis district has an area of 42.7 km2 and the population estimate was at 127,454 as at 31 December 2012.[2]

History[edit]

Places of interest[edit]

The district hosts the Aapravasi Ghat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2006.

References[edit]

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

Coordinates: 20°10′S 57°31′E / 20.167°S 57.517°E / -20.167; 57.517