Plaines Wilhems District
|• Total||203.3 km2 (78.5 sq mi)|
|• Rank||1st in Mauritius|
|• Density||1.8/km2 (4.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (MUT)|
|ISO 3166 code||MU-PW (Plaines Wilhems)|
Plaines Wilhems (Mauritian Creole pronunciation: [plɛn wilɛmz]) is a district of Mauritius. It is the most populous district, with its population estimated at 366,506 as the end of 2018. The district is mainly urban; it consists of four towns, the village of Midlands and part of two other villages. The Plaines Wilhems district does not have a District Council; it has four Municipal Town Councils. The towns are Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes and Vacoas-Phoenix. The villages are Midlands, Cascavelle (East - West in Rivière Noire district) and Moka (West- East in Moka district). The district was named after Wilhem Leicknig. Of Prussian origin, he settled on the island of Mauritius, then known as Isle de France, in 1721.
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Secondary schools in the district include:
- Lycée La Bourdonnais - Curepipe
- Lycée des Mascareignes- Moka
- Royal College Curepipe - Curepipe
- Royal College Port-Louis - Port-Louis
- Queen Elizabeth College - Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill
- Collège du Saint-Esprit - Quatre-Bornes
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- "History of Quatre Bornes". Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
- "3.1 Historical development of the town". Annual Report for Financial Year 2018/2019 (PDF). The Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. 12 May 2020. pp. 5–6. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
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