Quatre Bornes

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Quatre Bornes
La Ville des Fleurs
Town
Quatre Bornes
Flag of Quatre Bornes
Flag
Official seal of Quatre Bornes
Seal
Motto: "URBS - FLORIDA"
(English for "Flowery")
Quatre Bornes is located in Mauritius
Quatre Bornes
Quatre Bornes
Municipal Council location
Coordinates: 20°15′55.29″S 57°28′44.59″E / 20.2653583°S 57.4790528°E / -20.2653583; 57.4790528Coordinates: 20°15′55.29″S 57°28′44.59″E / 20.2653583°S 57.4790528°E / -20.2653583; 57.4790528
Country Mauritius Mauritius
Districts Plaines Wilhems
Settled 1721
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Mrs Dayamantee Rooma Meetoo
 • Deputy Mayor Mr Danen Beemadoo
Area
 • Total 25.45 km2 (9.83 sq mi)
Elevation 313 m (1,027 ft)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 82,545
 • Rank 4th in Mauritius
 • Density 3,568.3/km2 (9,242/sq mi)
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)
Airport Plaisance Airport (distanced approximately 29 km)
Website Municipal Council

Quatre Bornes also known as La Ville des Fleurs (The City of Flowers), is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District, the western part also lies in the Rivière Noire District. The town is administered by the Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. Situated between the towns of Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill and Vacoas-Phoenix, Quatre Bornes is linked by roads to the north, east, south and west of Mauritius. According to the census made by Statistics Mauritius in 2012, the population of the town was at 82,545.[2]

History[edit]

In 1721, Wilhem Leicknig of Prussian origin settled on the island then known as Isle de France, the district of Plaine Wilhems was named after him. In 1740, French cartographer Guyomar drew the "Quartiers des Plaines Wilhems" where Quatre Bornes was shown as a forest which was slowly being colonised. Joseph François Charpentier de Cossigny named his region Palma and Governor Antoine Desforges Boucher named his region Bassin in 1764. During the British period, the St Jean church was built in 1850 and railway line was introduced in 1864. Quatre Bornes was proclaimed a village in 1890, then proclaimed "Town" under Governor Harman in 1896. The Bassin and Palma state was annexed to the Town of Quatre Bornes in 1967.[3]

Politics[edit]

For the general elections the town is classified as the No 18 constituency known as Belle Rose and Quatre Bornes and the No 14 Savanne and Black River constituency.

Education[edit]

Schools in Quatre Bornes include 12 secondary schools and 9 primary schools which are either state own or private institutions. Tertiary institution like the Charles Telfair Institute,Vatel International Business School and Rushmore Business School are also found in Quatre Bornes.

Sports[edit]

The town is home to the Guy Rozemont Football Stadium, the team of the town is the AS Quatre Bornes, it currently plays in the National First Division for the 2012-2013 season.

Suburbs[edit]

The town of Quatre Bornes is divided into different regions.[4][5]

International relations[edit]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Quatre Bornes is twinned with:

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Municipal & District Councils in Mauritius. Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  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. 
  3. ^ History of Quatre Bornes. Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. Local Government Act 2011. Government of Mauritius. p. 768 - 770. Retrieved 29 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Regions. Municipal council of Quatre Bornes. Retrieved 2011-11-24.