Rivière Noire District

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Black River
Rivière Noire
Map of Mauritius island with Black River District highlighted
Map of Mauritius island with Black River District highlighted
Coordinates: 20°20′S 57°25′E / 20.333°S 57.417°E / -20.333; 57.417Coordinates: 20°20′S 57°25′E / 20.333°S 57.417°E / -20.333; 57.417
Country Mauritius Mauritius
 • Type District Council
 • Chairman Mr. Chetty Noël Doget Oxsinice
 • Vice Chairman Mrs. Papeche Nicole Marie Anne
 • Total 259 km2 (100 sq mi)
Population (2015)[2]
 • Total 80,939
 • Density 310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)

Rivière Noire is a district of Mauritius on the western side of the island. Its name Rivière Noire translates to Black River. This region receives less rainfall than the others. The district has an area of 259 square kilometres (100 sq mi) and the population estimate was 80,939 as of 31 December 2015.[2] It is the third largest District of Mauritius in area, but the smallest in terms of population. The district is mostly rural, it also include the western part of the city of Port Louis and western part of Quatre Bornes.[3]


Places of interest[edit]

Famous areas include Tamarin Falls and the Chamarel coloured earth. The name Black River derives from the fact that it is the driest district of the island. Flic en Flac is one of the most beautiful and longest beach on the island.


The Rivière Noire District includes different regions; however, some regions are further divided into different suburbs.[2][3]



  • École maternelle et primaire Paul et Virginie, a French international school, is in Tamarin.[4][5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ http://localgovernment.gov.mu/English/Local%20Authorities/Pages/Municipal-and-District-Councils-in-Mauritius.aspx
  2. ^ a b c Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2016). "ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2015" (PDF). August. Government of Mauritius: 19. Retrieved 23 December 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Statistic office of Mauritius (2011). "Housing and population Census 2011" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Retrieved 29 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "École maternelle et primaire Paul et Virginie." AEFE. Retrieved on May 4, 2015. "Adresse Route royale, 90901 Tamarin Ville: Tamarin Pays: Maurice"
  5. ^ "Accueil." École maternelle et primaire Paul et Virginie. Retrieved on May 4, 2015.