Plaines Wilhems District

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Plaines Wilhems (Mauritian Creole pronunciation: [plɛn wilɛmz]) is a district of Mauritius. It is the most populous district, with its population estimated at 366,506 as the end of 2018.[1] The district is mainly urban; it consists of four towns, the village of Midlands and part of two other villages. The Plaines Wilhems district does not have a District Council; it has four Municipal Town Councils. The towns are Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill, Curepipe, Quatre Bornes and Vacoas-Phoenix. The villages are Midlands, Cascavelle (East - West in Rivière Noire district) and Moka (West- East in Moka district).[2][3] The district was named after Wilhem Leicknig. Of Prussian origin, he settled on the island of Mauritius, then known as Isle de France, in 1721.[4][5]

Plaines Wilhems
Trou aux Cerfs volcano
Map of Mauritius island with Plaines Wilhems District highlighted
Map of Mauritius island with Plaines Wilhems District highlighted
Coordinates: 20°18′S 57°29′E / 20.300°S 57.483°E / -20.300; 57.483Coordinates: 20°18′S 57°29′E / 20.300°S 57.483°E / -20.300; 57.483
Country Mauritius
 • Total203.3 km2 (78.5 sq mi)
 • Total366,506
 • Rank1st in Mauritius
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)
ISO 3166 codeMU-PW (Plaines Wilhems)


Secondary schools in the district include:

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  1. ^ a b "Table 1.6(b) - Estimated resident population1 by geographical district, sex and density - Republic of Mauritius2, 2018 & 2019". Annual Digest of Statistics 2019 (XLS). Statistics Mauritius. November 2020.
  2. ^ "Second and Fourth Schedules". Local Government Act 2011 (PDF). Mauritius National Assembly. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  3. ^ Housing and population Census 2011 (PDF). Vol. I: Housing and Living Conditions. Statistics Mauritius. November 2011. Retrieved 28 November 2012.
  4. ^ "History of Quatre Bornes". Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  5. ^ "3.1 Historical development of the town". Annual Report for Financial Year 2018/2019 (PDF). The Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. 12 May 2020. pp. 5–6. Retrieved 13 July 2021.
  6. ^ Home page. Lycée La Bourdonnais. Retrieved on May 4, 2015. "Rue Rochecouste - Forest Side - Curepipe - MAURICE"