Plaines Wilhems District

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Plaines Wilhems
Trou aux Cerfs volcano
Map of Mauritius island with Plaines Wilhems District highlighted
Map of Mauritius island with Plaines Wilhems District highlighted
Coordinates: 20°18′S 57°29′E / 20.300°S 57.483°E / -20.300; 57.483Coordinates: 20°18′S 57°29′E / 20.300°S 57.483°E / -20.300; 57.483
Country Mauritius
Government
Area
 • Total203.3 km2 (78.5 sq mi)
Population
(2015)[1]
 • Total368,621
 • Rank1st in Mauritius
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)
ISO 3166 codeMU-PW (Plaines Wilhems)

Plaines Wilhems (Creole pronunciation: [plɛn wilɛmz]) is a district of Mauritius. It is the most populous district, with its population estimated at 368,621 as of 31 December 2015.[1] 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).[2][3] 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.[4]

Education[edit]

Secondary schools in the district include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2016). "ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2015" (PDF). August. Government of Mauritius: 22. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  2. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. "Local Government Act 2011" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. ^ Statistic office of Mauritius (2011). "Housing and population Census 2011" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. ^ "History of Quatre Bornes". Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. Archived from the original on 9 August 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
  5. ^ Home page. Lycée La Bourdonnais. Retrieved on May 4, 2015. "Rue Rochecouste - Forest Side - Curepipe - MAURICE"