in Port Louis District, Mauritius
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- -20.162 and 57.499 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- S -20° 9' 42" and E 57° 29' 56"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Rupee - MUR
- Spoken languages:
- English, French
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 11:58 AM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Indian/Mauritius
- UTC/GMT offset: 4 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:03 am and 6:44 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- 27.853 and -115.170 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Isla Natividad
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Discover Port Louis
Port Louis in Port Louis District with it's 155,226 citizens is a place in Mauritius. It's the capital of this country.
Current time in Port Louis is now 11:58 AM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Indian / Mauritius with an UTC offset of 4 hours. We know of 3 airports near Port Louis. The closest airport in Mauritius is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport in a distance of 22 mi (or 36 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Mauritius is Aapravasi Ghat in a distance of 22 mi (or 36 km), North. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Pamplemousses, Quartier Militaire, Riviere du Rempart, Tamarin and Centre de Flacq. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Mauritius The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa
Maritim Resort & Spa
THE OBEROI MAURITIUS
Angsana Balaclava Mauritius
Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel
Le Suffren Hotel & Marina
The Address Boutique Hotel
The Harbour Side Lodge
Videos from this area
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Port Louis 30 Decembre 2013
Port-Louis 30 Decembre 2013 Marchands ambulants dans les rues et Gare Victoria.
Ballade @ Port-Louis & Caudan Waterfront
Some nice video shot of Port-Louis & Caudan Waterfront, Mauritius Hope you will like it. Enjoy!
New Year 2014 - Fireworks at Port Louis
Fireworks at Port Louis, Mauritius. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Filmed by Shadil Eshanally. YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/ShadilEshanally...
Time Lapse w/ Nokia Lumia 620: Before Sunset - Port Louis - Mauritius #9
Before Sunset Time Lapse ... This Time Lapse was shot on a Nokia Lumia 620 using the application "Pro Shot" at 3 seconds intervals between each one. Date of shooting : 23/11/13 I edited...
Time Lapse w/ Nokia Lumia 620: Sunset in Port Louis - Mauritius #12
Sunset Time Lapse in Port Louis. Date : 07/12/2013 Amount of photos taken : 410 Time Interval : 5 Seconds Frame Rate : 24 fps Gears : Pro Shot, Ligthroom 4, LRtimelapse, After Effects...
Time Lapse w/ Nokia Lumia 620: City of Port Louis - Mauritius #14
Port Louis in fast moving mode. 24fps ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Produced by Shadil Eshanally. YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/ShadilEs...
Mauritius - Port Louis
http://www.freudenthal.biz/mauritius/ - Ausflug nach Port Louis, der Hauptstadt von Mauritius, mit Bummel über den Markt. Über den Link kommt Ihr zu unserem Reisebericht über Mauritius....
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Mauritius Listen/məˈrɪʃəs/, officially the Republic of Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean about 2,000 kilometres off the south east coast of the African continent. The country includes the islands of Mauritius, Rodrigues, 560 kilometres east of the principal island, the islands of Agaléga and the Saint Brandon. The islands of the Republic of Mauritius form part of the Mascarene Islands, which also include the neighbouring island of Réunion.
Outer islands of Mauritius
The Outer Islands of Mauritius (French: Îles éparses de Maurice) is the first-order administrative divisions of the country and consist of the islands of Mauritius and several outlying islands. It is under the responsibility of the Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands.
University of Technology, Mauritius
The University of Technology, Mauritius (commonly known as UTM) is a public university in Mauritius. The main campus lies in La Tour Koenig, Pointe aux Sables within the district of Port Louis. It was founded following the Government of Mauritius approval of the setting up of the University of Technology, Mauritius in January 2000 and the proclamation of the The University of Technology, Mauritius Act http://www. utm. ac. mu/download/utmdocs/utmact/UTM%20Act. pdf on 21 June 2000.
Port Louis District
Port Louis is a district of Mauritius, located in the north west of the island, it is the smallest district and has the highest population density. The district is wholly covered by Port Louis, the capital of the country. Port Louis district has an area of 42.7 km and the population estimate was at 128,483 as at 31st December 2010.
Le Bocage International School
Stock Exchange of Mauritius
The Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM) is an organization responsible for the operation of Mauritius's primary stock exchange located at Port Louis. The SEM operates two markets: the Official Market and the Development & Enterprise Market (DEM). There are 40 companies listed on the Official Market representing a Market Capitalization of nearly US$5.3 billion, the DEM presently has 48 companies listed with a market capitalisation of nearly US$1.5 billion as at 31 July 2012.
Jummah Masjid (Mauritius)
The Jummah Masjid is a mosque in Port Louis, Mauritius dating from the 1850s, with substantial additions built through the 1890s. It is located on the Royal Road, and is described by the Ministry of Tourism's guide as one of the most beautiful religious building in the country. The Jummah Masjid is known to broadcast live the Jummah Prayers every Friday and taraweeh prayers during the month of Ramadan. Eid Prayers are also broadcast live.
John Kennedy College
John Kennedy College is a boys school in Beau-Bassin, Mauritius. It is one of the largest secondary schools in Mauritius. It was founded in 1963 and inaugurated by the then Governor General Sir John Shaw Rennie. It is the third star boy college in Mauritius. Students from this college are called "Kennedians". The school's uniform is a pair of blue jeans and a white shirt with an eagle printed on the back.
Pieter Both (mountain)
Pieter Both is the second highest mountain of Mauritius, at 820 metres tall. The mountain is shorter that Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire by eight meters. It is named after Pieter Both, the first Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies. It is located in the Moka Range. The notable feature of this mountain is the gigantic rock formation at the very top of it, which resembles a human head. To climb the mountain following the main ridge takes about an hour, and is mildly difficult.
Royal College Port-Louis (Mauritius)
The Royal College of Port Louis is a state owned boys high school located at Cassis, Mauritius. It is commonly referred to as RCPL. The first stone of the school's building at Cassis was laid by Princess Margaret during her first visit to Mauritius in 1956. RCPL is considered to be one of the most prestigious secondary institutions of the island. It admits only those having achieved the highest levels at the end of their Primary Education.
The Immigration Depot is a building complex located in Port Louis, on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, which was the first British colony to receive indentured, or contracted, labor workforce from India. From 1849 to 1923, half a million Indian indentured labourers passed through the Immigration Depot, to be eventually transported to plantations throughout the British Empire.
State Bank Tower
The State Bank Tower is a high-rise building in the capital city of Mauritius, Port Louis. The 16-storey tower contrary to popular belief, is not the tallest building in Port Louis. It is the fourth tallest building and only steel frame skeleton high-rise on the island. It was designed by Campbell Reith Hill. In February 1994, it was damaged by cyclone Hollanda which hit Mauritius with windspeeds of over 200 km/h when the building's construction tower crane smashed and tore on the high-rise.
Le Caudan Waterfront is a unique commercial concept in Mauritius, showing undeniable know-how and expertise in commercial activities and entertainment. On top of being a must for shopping, Le Caudan Waterfront is also a business centre, a melting pot for local artists and the favourite meeting place for gastronomes, tourists and locals looking for leisure and entertainment. Le Caudan Waterfront is definitely the most elegant and popular destination for Mauritians and tourists.
Champ de Mars Racecourse
The Champ de Mars Racecourse is a thoroughbred horse race track in Port Louis, Mauritius. The Racecourse was inaugurated on 25 June 1812, by The Mauritius Turf Club (MTC) which was founded earlier in the same year by Colonel Edward A. Draper. The Mauritius Turf Club is the oldest horse-racing club in the Southern Hemisphere and the second oldest in the world.
Blue Penny Museum
The Blue Penny Museum is a stamp museum at Caudan Waterfront in Port Louis, the capital of Mauritius. It opened in November 2001. The museum collection includes the 1847 Blue Penny and Red Penny stamps. The stamps were bought in 1993 for $2,000,000 by a consortium of Mauritian enterprises headed by The Mauritius Commercial Bank and brought back to Mauritius after almost 150 years. For conservation, the originals are illuminated only temporarily. Most of the time only copies are to be seen.
Rivière du Tombeau
Rivière du Tombeau is a river in northwestern Mauritius. Its source is on the slopes of Pieter Both Mountain, from where it flows north and then west for a total of 16 kilometres, reaching the Indian ocean at Baie-du-Tombeau, north of the capital of Port Louis.
State House (Mauritius)
The State House or The Château of Réduit is the official Residence of the President of Mauritius. Originally Le Réduit, it was built as a fortress for defense against attack by Pierre Félix Barthelemy David in 1749. The mansion is in Réduit, Moka, near of the University of Mauritius and the end of the Plaines Wilhems District. It used to serve as the residence for former governors of Mauritius, but now it is the residence of the President. It's built on 240 acres .
Saint Pierre, Mauritius
St. Pierre is a town in the district of Moka in Mauritius.
James Burty David SSS
James Burty David SSS is a state owned boys high school located at Bell Village, Port-Louis, Mauritius. It is also known as "Bell Village SSS" the previous name of the school. The school has achieved higher grades during the past years thus ranking it as a "semi-star school". It is known as a prestigious college and the number of admission has increased during the past four years or so.
Sainte-Croix is a town in the Port Louis District, Mauritius, Africa. It is most famous for its association with the Roman Catholic beatus Jacques-Désiré Laval, who worked in Sainte-Croix as a missionary from 1841 until his death in 1864. He is now buried at the Church of Sainte-Croix, and is thus a place of pilgrimage for Catholics in Mauritius.
The Moka Range is a mountain range in Mauritius. It contains two of Mauritius's three tallest peaks, Pieter Both and Le Pouce. It was formed from a basalt lava dome ten million years ago. The Moka Range forms a semicircle around the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis.
Le Pouce is the third highest mountain in Mauritius, at 812 meters (2664 feet). Only Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (828 m) and Pieter Both (820 m) are taller. It is named Le Pouce because of the thumb-shaped peak of the mountain. It can be viewed from the capital of Mauritius, Port Louis, and is a popular hike for the view of the city. The mountain is in the Moka Range and is closest to the village of La Laura-Malenga in the Moka District. Charles Darwin ascended the mountain on 2 May 1836.
La Laura-Malenga is a village in the Moka District in Mauritius. The population was 1,230 in 2000 and is estimated to be 1,336 as of 2012. The village got its name "La Laura-Malenga" in 1859. The name came from a 19th century sugar estate. Le Pouce, the third-highest mountain in Mauritius, is close to this village.
Supreme Court of Mauritius
The Supreme Court of Mauritius (French: Cour suprême de Maurice) is the highest court of Mauritius and is the final court of appeals in the Mauritian justice system. The Supreme Court has a permanent seat in Port Louis.
Municipal City Council of Port Louis
The Municipal City Council of Port Louis (French: Conseil Municipal de Port Louis) also known as Municipality is the local authority responsible for the administration of the city of Port Louis, Port Louis District, Mauritius. The actual Lord Mayor is Mahmad Aniff Kodabaccus and the Deputy Lord Mayor Marie Désiré Audie Paul Travailleur.
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This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Port Louis Town, Port Louis, ፖርት ሉዊስ, بور لويس, Port Luiz, Горад Порт-Луі, Порт Луи, পোর্ট লুইস, ལོ་ཡི་སི་གྲུ་ཁ།, Порт-Луи, پۆرت لویس, Πορ Λουί, Πορ-Λουί, Port-Luiso, Puerto Louis, پورتلوئیس, Port-Louis, פור לואי, पोर्ट लुई, Pò-Loui, Պորտ Լուի, Port Lois, ポートルイス, პორტ-ლუი, 포트루이스, Portus Ludovici, Port Luisas, Portluī, Порт Луис, പോർട്ട് ലൂയിസ്, पोर्ट लुईस, ପୋର୍ଟ ଲୁଇସ, ਪੋਰਟ ਲੂਈ, Port Luis, پورٹ لوئی, Bort Lois, போர்ட் லூயிஸ், พอร์ตหลุยส์, Порт-Луї, پورٹ لوئس, Port-lui, Port Lui, 路易港