Rivière Du Poste

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Rivière Du Poste
Village
Rivière Du Poste is located in Mauritius
Rivière Du Poste
Rivière Du Poste
Coordinates: 20°25′43.4″S 57°34′29.8″E / 20.428722°S 57.574944°E / -20.428722; 57.574944Coordinates: 20°25′43.4″S 57°34′29.8″E / 20.428722°S 57.574944°E / -20.428722; 57.574944
Country Mauritius Mauritius
Districts Savanne and Grand Port district
Government
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 2,170
 • Density 385.4/km2 (998/sq mi)
Time zone MUT (UTC+4)
Area code(s) 230
ISO 3166 code MU

Rivière Du Poste is a village in the south part of Mauritius located in both Savanne and Grand Port district. The village is administered by the Rivière du Poste Village Council under the aegis of the Savanne District Council.[2] According to the census made by Statistics Mauritius in 2011, the population was at 2,170.[1] The neighboring villages are La Flora (North West), Mare Tabac and Rose Belle (North East) and Camp Diable and Riviere Dragon in the south of the village.

History[edit]

Rivière du Poste is named after the second largest river in Mauritius which cross by the village and separating it into two district Savanne and Grand Port. The local Post office opens in 1909 which was before a Railway Station.[3]

A popular attraction is the Pont Rouge (English: Red bridge) which is an old railway track which is now used by pedestrian to cross the river. There are numerous attractions such as waterfalls across the river at different spots.

Sub locality[edit]

The village itself is distributed into 4 parts:[2][4]

  • Camp Rabaud
  • Camp Siajee
  • Terrain Maurice
  • Rivière Du Poste

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Table G1 - Resident population by geographical location, whereabouts on census night and sex" (PDF). Statistics Mauritius. 2011: 3 and 4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. "Local Government Act 2011" (PDF). Electoral Commissioner's Office: 896. Retrieved 5 September 2014. 
  3. ^ Dean, Sullivan (4–7 February 2012). "Mauritius Government Railway (MGR) Remains 2012". The International Stream Pages. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
  4. ^ "Post Code Finder". Mauritius Post. Retrieved 3 September 2014.