Vacoas-Phoenix

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Vacoas-Phoenix
Villes Jumelles
Town
Vacoas-Phoenix
Motto: "Copia et Concordia"
Vacoas-Phoenix is located in Mauritius
Vacoas-Phoenix
Vacoas-Phoenix
Municipal Council location
Coordinates: 20°18′0.17″S 57°28′28.23″E / 20.3000472°S 57.4745083°E / -20.3000472; 57.4745083Coordinates: 20°18′0.17″S 57°28′28.23″E / 20.3000472°S 57.4745083°E / -20.3000472; 57.4745083
Country Mauritius Mauritius
Districts Plaines Wilhems
Government[1]
 • Type Municipality
 • Mayor Mr. Yetty Renganaden
 • Deputy Mayor Mr. Dindyal Sanjeevsing
Area
 • Total 54.2 km2 (20.9 sq mi)
Population (2012)[2]
 • Total 109,136
 • Rank 2nd in Mauritius
 • Density 1,947.6/km2 (5,044/sq mi)
Demonym Vacoassian
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)
Website Municipal Council

Vacoas-Phoenix also known as Villes Jumelles (Twin Cities), is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District, the eastern part also lies in the Moka District. The town is administered by the Municipal Council of Vacoas-Phoenix. According to the census made by Statistics Mauritius in 2012, the population of the town was at 109,136.[3] The town lies between Quatre Bornes and Curepipe.

History[edit]

The towns of Vacoas and Phoenix fused in 1963. Vacoas-Phoenix fully became a municipality in 1968.

Politics[edit]

For the general elections the town is classified as the No 15 constituency known as La Caverne and Phoenix and the No 16 Vacoas and Floreal constituency.

Sports[edit]

The football team of the town is the AS de Vacoas-Phoenix, they play in the Mauritian League, the top division in Mauritian football.

Sub-locality[edit]

The town of Vacoas-Phoenix is divided into different regions.[4][5]

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Vacoas-Phoenix is twinned with:

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ http://localgovernment.gov.mu/English/Local%20Authorities/Pages/Municipal-and-District-Councils-in-Mauritius.aspx
  2. ^ "Table G1 - Resident population by geographical location, whereabouts on census night and sex". Central Statistic Office. 2011. p. 3 and 4. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  3. ^ Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2012). "ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2012". 31 December. Government of Mauritius. p. 22. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. "Local Government Act 2011". Government of Mauritius. p. 768 - 770. Retrieved 12 December 2012. 
  5. ^ "Municipales et villageoises : les 6 principaux changements" (in French). Le Defimedia. Retrieved 12 December 2012.