Quartier-Militaire

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Quartier Militaire
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Quartier Militaire is located in Mauritius
Quartier Militaire
Quartier Militaire
Coordinates: 20°15′S 57°33′E / 20.250°S 57.550°E / -20.250; 57.550Coordinates: 20°15′S 57°33′E / 20.250°S 57.550°E / -20.250; 57.550
CountryMauritius
Government
 • PresidentSir Anerood Jugnauth
 • MPsPravind Jugnauth
 • Leela Devi DookhunSuren Dayal
Population
 (2016)
 • Total7,253
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)
Website[1]

Quartier Militaire is a village in the centre of Mauritius, found in the Moka District. It houses the region's District Council. Its quarters and suburbs include Bonne Veine, Esperance, Valetta, Providence, Route 16, Royal Plaza, Hilton Street and Vuillemin.

Environment[edit]

Quartier Militaire is known for its cold temperature in Mauritius. The coolest temperature ever recorded in Quartier-Militaire was 5 degrees Celsius and also the cloudiest. To the east lies Camp De Masques, where the climate is hotter and also Medine, which has a much milder climate. Going to the south lies Phoenix which is the closest town to Quartier Militaire. To the west lies the developing area of Saint Pierre.

Areas neighbouring the town are Curepipe, Hermitage, Belle Rive, Alma, Saint Pierre, Verdun, Highlands, Mont Ida and Melrose.

Facilities[edit]

Educational institutes like the SSS Quartier Militaire Girls' College and SSS Quartier Militaire Boys College are found there. The Sir Edward Walter Government School and St Leon RCA are primary school which educates young children. In Providence quarter there is the Lady Lydie Ringadoo Government School. Belle-Rive contains an educational institute for dental surgeons. Young adults, mainly from India and Mauritius, are promoted to various sections of dental surgeries. Quartier-militaire is one of many villages in Mauritius to have a private multi-lingual school teaching languages like English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, German and Turkish.

Quartier Militaire market is a meeting place for buyers and sellers, mainly busy on early Sunday mornings. It has a bus station where passengers can arrange transport to other towns and cities.

Culture[edit]

The Quarter Militaire stadium is an attraction for the town's inhabitants. Providence is the major quarter for religious activities, boasting a big Hindu temple and an Islamic cultural centre, which will be the only one in Moka district, is being built there. Many old temples are still standing there.

Royal Plaza is known as Quartier Militaire's town Centre. It is a highly frequented area which comprises one mosque named Ittefaq-ul-muslemine Musjid, one church, the major bus station, police station, post office and several service facilities. There also in Quartier Militaire numerous health centres, youth clubs, football courts, several video clubs and groceries, shopping centers, apartments and also industries.

Valetta is known for its small lake which is a local attraction and it has a splendid view. Tourists occasionally wander at Valetta Lake.

Future Developments[edit]

  1. Providence Islamic Center. (Work in progress)
  2. Winners Shopping Center. (Work in progress)
  3. Complex Centers and some late night clubs.
  4. Private Companies and factories.
  5. A boost in houses by the Estate. (Completed)
  6. Conventional Center at the junction of Providence Quartier Militaire.

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