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The Districts of the Island of Mauritius
Mauritius forms part of the Mascarene Archipelago which also includes Réunion and Rodrigues. This archipelago is the result of underwater volcanoes.
Nowadays, the only remaining seismic activity occurs in Réunion Island with its active volcano, the Piton de la Fournaise. In Mauritius, the remains of an extinct volcano can be found at Trou-aux-Cerfs.
The island of Mauritius is divided in 10 districts. Nine of them are located on the main island and the 10th island is Rodrigues and is located at about 550 kilometres to the North-East of Mauritius. Since the 12th of October of 2002, Rodrigues island is administrated by its own inhabitants in an autonomous fashion.
The 10 districts of Mauritius are:
1. Black River
3. Grand Port
8. Rivière du Rempart
Capital and Towns of Mauritius
The city of Port-Louis was founded by the French governor Mahé de La Bourdonnais who developed the port so that the island would be able to harbor ships safely. Now, the capital of Mauritius, Port-Louis is home to the Government House as well as the main government and banking institutions. It is the main business centre of Mauritius.
Port-Louis is the biggest and most populated city of the island of Mauritius. The other important cities are Curepipe, Quatre-Bornes, Beau-Bassin, Rose-Hill and Vacoas-Phoenix.
Municipalities and district councils of Mauritius
Municipalities and district councils are responsible for the localized administration of small towns and villages around Mauritius. They are also responsible for the delivery of business permits. Their addresses are;
Municipality of Rose-Hill:Town Hall Royal Road, Rose Hill Tel (230) 454 9500 Fax (230) 454 9509 Email email@example.com Web: www.bbrh.org
Municipality of Curepipe:Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Curepipe Tel (230) 670 48 97 Fax (230) 676 5056 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.curepipe.org
Municipality of Port-Louis:Jules Koenig Street, Port-Louis Tel: (230) 212 0831 Fax: (230) 2124258 E-mail: email@example.com Web: http://mpl.intnet.mu
Municipality of Vacoas:St-Paul Avenue, Vacoas Tel (230) 696 2975 Fax (230) 686 4668 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.vacoasphoenix.org
District council of Moka-Flacq:Royal Road, Quartier Militaire Tel: (230) 435 55 31 Fax (230) 435 56 61 E-mail: email@example.com Web : http://www.mfdc.orange.mu/
District council of Pamplemousses & Rivière du Rempart :Royal Road, Mapou, Tel: (230) 266 2095 Fax : (230) 266 14 05 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Web : http://prdc.mu/
District Council of Black RiverGeoffroy Road Bambous Tel. : (230) 452 03 04 Fax : (230) 452 03 03 E-mail : email@example.com Web : http://brdc.mu/
District Council of Grand Port SavanneRoyal Road, Rose Belle Tel. : (230) 627 45 75 Fax : (230) 627 46 40 E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org Web : http://dcgp.mu/
Rodrigues Regional AssemblyRodrigues Regional Assembly Passenger Terminal Wolfert Harmensz Street Port Mathurin Tel: 831 0686 Fax: 832 0975 Web: http://rra.gov.mu
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