Vacoas-Phoenix

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Vacoas-Phoenix

Villes Jumelles
Town
Vacoas-Phoenix
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Motto(s): 
"Copia et Concordia"
Vacoas-Phoenix is located in Mauritius
Vacoas-Phoenix
Vacoas-Phoenix
Municipal Council location
Coordinates: 20°18′0.17″S 57°28′28.23″E / 20.3000472°S 57.4745083°E / -20.3000472; 57.4745083Coordinates: 20°18′0.17″S 57°28′28.23″E / 20.3000472°S 57.4745083°E / -20.3000472; 57.4745083
CountryMauritius Mauritius
DistrictsPlaines Wilhems
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorMr. Farhad Dowlut
 • Deputy MayorMr. Ajay Nunkoo
Area
 • Total54.2 km2 (20.9 sq mi)
Population
(2015)[2]
 • Total115,289
 • Rank2nd in Mauritius
 • Density1,947.6/km2 (5,044/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vacoassian
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.vacoasphoenix.org

Vacoas-Phoenix (Creole pronunciation: [vakwa feniks]) also known as French: Villes Jumelles (Twin Cities), is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District, the eastern part also lies in the Moka District. The town is administered by the Municipal Council of Vacoas-Phoenix. The town lies between Quatre Bornes and Curepipe.

History[edit]

The towns of Vacoas and Phoenix fused in 1963. Vacoas-Phoenix fully became a municipality in 1968.

Politics[edit]

For the general elections the town is classified as the No 15 constituency known as La Caverne and Phoenix and the No 16 Vacoas and Floreal constituency.

Sports[edit]

The football team of the town is the AS de Vacoas-Phoenix, they play in the Mauritian League, the top division in Mauritian football.

Sub-locality[edit]

The town of Vacoas-Phoenix is divided into different suburbs.[3][4]

  • Belle-Terre
  • Camp Fouquereaux
  • Cinq Arpents
  • Clairfonds
  • Glen Park
  • Henrietta
  • Hermitage
  • Highlands
  • Hollyrood
  • La Caverne
  • La Marie
  • Mesnil
  • Phoenix
  • Quinze Cantons
  • Réunion
  • Solférino
  • St-Paul
  • Visitation
  • Vacoas

Twin towns - Sister cities[edit]

Vacoas-Phoenix is twinned with:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  2. ^ Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2016). "ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2015" (PDF). August. Government of Mauritius: 22. Retrieved 23 December 2016.
  3. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. "Local Government Act 2011" (PDF). . Government of Mauritius: 768–770. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  4. ^ "Municipales et villageoises : les 6 principaux changements". (in French). Le Defimedia. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Annual Report 2012". Municipal Council of Vacoas-Phoenix. Retrieved 4 April 2015.