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The Districts of the Republic of Mauritius are the second-order administrative divisions after the Outer islands of the country. Mauritius is divided into nine districts which consist of 2 cities, 4 towns and 130 villages, the capital is Port Louis.

The Plaines Wilhems District consist mainly of four towns that is Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes and Vacoas-Phoenix. The other districts consist of different villages, some of them are further divided into different suburbs. As at 31 December 2012, the urban population stood at 536,086 3 and rural 718,925.[1]

The island of Rodrigues used the be the tenth district of Mauritius, it gained autonomous status in 2002, its capital is Port Mathurin. The capital of Agaléga islands is Vingt Cinq.

Districts Area km2[1] Population
(31 December 2012)[1]
Flacq 297.9 141,586
Grand Port 260.3 116,211
Moka 230.5 81,820
Pamplemousses 178.7 140,511
Plaines Wilhems 203.3 387,372
Port Louis 42.7 127,454
Rivière du Rempart 147.6 110,235
Rivière Noire 259 79,247
Savanne 244.8 70,575
 Total 1864.8 1,255,011

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2012). ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2012. 31 December. Government of Mauritius. p. 22. Retrieved 20 October 2013. 

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