La Ville des Fleurs
|Motto: "URBS - FLORIDA"
(English for "Flowery")
|• Mayor||Mrs Dayamantee Rooma Meetoo|
|• Deputy Mayor||Mr Danen Beemadoo|
|• Total||25.45 km2 (9.83 sq mi)|
|Elevation||313 m (1,027 ft)|
|• 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)|
Quatre Bornes (or 'Quatre-Bournes') 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.
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.
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.
Schools in Quatre Bornes include 12 secondary schools and 9 primary schools which are either state own or private institutions. Secondary institution include the College Sainte-Marie, College du Saint-Esprit, Dr Regis Chaperon SSS, Eden College Boys, Eden College Girls, Gaëtan Raynal State College, Islamic Cultural College, Loreto College Quatre Bornes, Palma SSS, Patten College Boys, Quatre Bornes SSS and Sodnac SSS.
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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.
Twin towns - Sister cities
Quatre Bornes is twinned with:
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- "Municipal & District Councils in Mauritius". Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2012). "ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2012". 31 December. Government of Mauritius. p. 22. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
- "History of Quatre Bornes". Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
- Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. "Local Government Act 2011". Government of Mauritius. p. 768 - 770. Retrieved 29 November 2012.
- "Regions". Municipal council of Quatre Bornes. Retrieved 2011-11-24.