Mauritius

Regions of Mauritius

Mauritius is divided into nine districts which consist of different towns and villages. The island of Rodrigues used the be the countries tenth district before it gained autonomous status in 2002.



Port Louis
Port Louis District is one of the districts of Mauritius, and contains the nation's capital city of Port Louis. It includes many community areas including Plaine-Verte, Vallee Pitot, China Town, Ward4 and Camp Yoloff. The city is surrounded by villages like St Croix, Roche Bois, Grande Riviere North West.Port Louis has the biggest harbour on the island. A sugar terminal has been built very near to the harbor for the exportation of sugar-cane which is the number one pillar of Mauritian economy.The harbor has over the decades been extended through reclaimed land. The Caudan Waterfront for example which is just next to the harbor has been built over these reclaimed pieces of land.The city is also the biggest business hub on the island and most government departments are situated in Port Louis. Given the number of people that work in Port Louis, this leads to a chaotic situation traffic-wise on week days. People from all over the island travel to Port Louis and many roads become congested. (Source: Wikipedia, http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)