Beau Bassin-Rose Hill

Beau Bassin-Rose Hill (or Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill; French: Villes sœurs; Mauritian Creole pronunciation: [bobasɛ̃ ʁozil]) is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District. It is administered by the Municipal Council of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill and has a population of 147,066[2] habitants, making it the third largest city on the island.

Beau Bassin-Rose Hill
Town
Plaza (Mauritius).jpg
Motto(s): 
"Tenax et fidelus"
Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill is located in Mauritius
Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill
Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill
Municipal Council location
Coordinates: 20°14′23.3″S 57°28′18.1″E / 20.239806°S 57.471694°E / -20.239806; 57.471694Coordinates: 20°14′23.3″S 57°28′18.1″E / 20.239806°S 57.471694°E / -20.239806; 57.471694
CountryMauritius Mauritius
DistrictPlaines Wilhems
Settled1722
Established1868
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • Lord MayorMr. Fong Suk Koon Ken Fat
 • Deputy MayorMr. Cerveaux Jules Alain
Area
 • Total20.2 km2 (7.8 sq mi)
Elevation
164 m (538 ft)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Total147,066
 • Rank3rd in Mauritius
 • Density7,300/km2 (19,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)
ClimateAm
WebsiteMunicipal Council

PoliticsEdit

Municipal ElectionsEdit

Municipal elections are held every 6 years, the mandate of the Lord Mayor and the Deputy Mayor is two years, then another one is chosen by the members of the board through a system of voting. For the Municipal elections held in November 2012, the town of Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill was divided into 6 wards compare to 4 previously.[3]

SportsEdit

The football team which represents the town is the Union Sportive de Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill, its home stadium is the Sir Gaetan Duval Stadium, the team currently plays in the National First Division for the 2014–2015 season.

EducationEdit

SuburbsEdit

The town of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill is divided into different regions:[3]

  • Beau-Bassin
  • Camp-Levieux
  • Coromandel
  • Lower Beau-Bassin
  • Mont-Roches
  • Roches-Brunes
  • Rose-Hill
  • Stanley
  • Trèfles
  • Barkly

Twin towns – sister citiesEdit

Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill is twinned with:

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands - Municipal and District Councils in Mauritius". Localgovernment.gov.mu. Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  2. ^ a b Statistics Mauritius: Demography Unit (2018). "DIGEST OF DEMOGRAPHIC STATISTICS 2018" (PDF). Dec. Government of Mauritius: 33. Retrieved 21 May 2020. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b "Municipales et villageoises : les 6 principaux changements" (in French). Le Defimedia. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 18 November 2012. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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