Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire

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Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire
Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire is located in Mauritius
Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire
Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire
Location of Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire in Mauritius
Highest point
Elevation828 m (2,717 ft)
Prominence828 m (2,717 ft)
Isolation189 kilometres (117 mi)
ListingCountry high point
Coordinates20°24′S 57°28′E / 20.400°S 57.467°E / -20.400; 57.467Coordinates: 20°24′S 57°28′E / 20.400°S 57.467°E / -20.400; 57.467
Geography
LocationMauritius
Geology
Mountain typeHill

Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (Little Black River Peak) is the highest mountain on the island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. Located in the Rivière Noire District and rising to a height of 828 m (2717 ft) above sea level, it forms part of the Black River mountain range.

There are two other main mountain ranges in Mauritius: Moka-Port Louis and Grand Port-Savanne. The Moka-Port Louis range includes Pieter Both (820 m) and Le Pouce (811 m) mountains, the second and third highest summits respectively. Both are more famous than Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire in the southwest.

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