Baie-du-Tombeau

Baie-du-Tombeau is a village in Mauritius located in the Pamplemousses District, situated near the Rivière du Tombeau. The village is administered by the Baie-du-Tombeau Village Council under the aegis of the Pamplemousses District Council.[2] According to the census made by Statistics Mauritius in 2011, the population was at 14,687.[1]

Baie-du-Tombeau
Village
Baie-du-Tombeau is located in Mauritius
Baie-du-Tombeau
Baie-du-Tombeau
Coordinates: 20°6′49.7916″S 57°30′23.6736″E / 20.113831000°S 57.506576000°E / -20.113831000; 57.506576000Coordinates: 20°6′49.7916″S 57°30′23.6736″E / 20.113831000°S 57.506576000°E / -20.113831000; 57.506576000
CountryMauritius Mauritius
DistrictsPamplemousses District
Government
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total14,687
 • Density1,963.5/km2 (5,085/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)
Area code(s)230
ISO 3166 codeMU

Baie-Tombeau was home to HMS Mauritius, a Royal Navy wireless station.[3]

The bay itself faces west to North-West and has 3 km of coral reef protecting a shallow lagoon and sandy beaches stretching from Rivulet Terre rouge bird sanctuary to the Tombeau river’s estuary at Le goulet.

The area is particularly appreciated for its easy access to the capital Port Louis ( < 10 minutes ) and for its convenient facilities as well as proximity to the large Riche Terre shopping mall.

The weather is pleasant being less windy or rainy than the east coast or central plateau and not as hot as the south west.

Riche Terre Mall is found in the vicinity and easily accessible for shopping, a day-out and for dining. The mall provides free parking for visitors and has a bus stop.

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  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 18 December 2012. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. "Local Government Act 2011" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "HMS MAURITIUS WIRELESS STATION, MAURITIUS [Allocated Title]".