Rivière Noire District

Rivière Noire (Mauritian Creole pronunciation: [ʁivjɛː nwɑː]) or Black River ([blak ɹivə]) is a district on the western side of the island of Mauritius. Rivière Noire translates to Black River. This region receives less rainfall than the others. The district has an area of 259 square kilometres (100 sq mi) and the population estimate was 80,939 as of 31 December 2015.[2] It is the third largest District of Mauritius in area, but the smallest in terms of population. The district is mostly rural, but it also include the western part of the city of Port Louis and western part of Quatre Bornes.[3]

Black River

Rivière Noire
Black River Gorges
Black River Gorges
Map of Mauritius island with Black River District highlighted
Map of Mauritius island with Black River District highlighted
Coordinates: 20°20′S 57°25′E / 20.333°S 57.417°E / -20.333; 57.417Coordinates: 20°20′S 57°25′E / 20.333°S 57.417°E / -20.333; 57.417
CountryMauritius Mauritius
 • TypeDistrict Council
 • ChairmanMr. Chetty Noël Doget Oxsinice
 • Vice ChairmanMrs. Papeche Nicole Marie Anne
 • Total259 km2 (100 sq mi)
 • Total80,939
 • Density310/km2 (810/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)


Places of interestEdit

Famous areas include Tamarin Falls and the Chamarel coloured earth. The name Black River derives from the fact that it is the driest district of the island. Flic en Flac is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, and the longest.


The Rivière Noire District includes different regions; however, some regions are further divided into different suburbs.[2][3]



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c Ministry of Finance & Economic Development (2016). "ANNUAL DIGEST OF STATISTICS 2015" (PDF). August. Government of Mauritius: 19. Retrieved 23 December 2016. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ a b Statistic office of Mauritius (2011). "Housing and population Census 2011" (PDF). Government of Mauritius. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 October 2013. Retrieved 29 July 2012. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ "École maternelle et primaire Paul et Virginie." AEFE. Retrieved on May 4, 2015. "Adresse Route royale, 90901 Tamarin Ville: Tamarin Pays: Maurice"
  5. ^ "Accueil." École maternelle et primaire Paul et Virginie. Retrieved on May 4, 2015.