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Mauritius Cities by Population


91 cities shown of 91 total Mauritius cities that are over 1,000 in population...

1. Port Louis 155,226
2. Vacoas 110,000
3. Curepipe 84,200
4. Quatre Bornes 80,961
5. Triolet 23,269
6. Goodlands 20,910
7. Centre de Flacq 17,710
8. Bel Air 17,671
9. Mahebourg 17,042
10. Saint Pierre 16,414
11. Le Hochet 15,197
12. Rose Belle 12,619
13. Chemin Grenier 12,457
14. Riviere du Rempart 11,675
15. Grand Baie 11,512
16. Plaine Magnien 10,778
17. Pailles 10,622
18. Surinam 10,621
19. Lalmatie 10,404
20. New Grove 9,935
21. Riviere des Anguilles 9,927
22. Terre Rouge 9,566
23. Petit Raffray 9,117
24. Moka 8,842
25. Pamplemousses 8,836
26. Montagne Blanche 8,661
27. Grand Bois 7,804
28. Long Mountain 7,775
29. Plaine des Papayes 7,617
30. Grande Pointe aux Piments 7,556
31. Brisee Verdiere 7,374
32. Nouvelle France 7,238
33. Grand Gaube 7,156
34. Poste de Flacq 7,133
35. Beau Vallon 7,016
36. La Dagotiere 6,915
37. Bon Accueil 6,553
38. Quartier Militaire 6,424
39. Laventure 6,171
40. Morcellemont Saint Andre 6,150
41. Ecroignard 5,952
42. Piton 5,909
43. Fond du Sac 5,796
44. Sebastopol 5,745
45. Roches Noire 5,733
46. Quatre Cocos 5,724
47. Petite Riviere 5,331
48. Camp Diable 5,082
49. Chamouny 4,913
50. Cap Malheureux 4,803
51. Calebasses 4,648
52. Midlands 4,546
53. Camp Ithier 4,401
54. Souillac 4,392
55. Plaines des Roches 4,218
56. Saint Hubert 4,170
57. Olivia 3,980
58. Notre Dame 3,959
59. Tamarin 3,764
60. The Vale 3,707
61. Cottage 3,646
62. Quatre Soeurs 3,515
63. Gros Cailloux 3,361
64. Albion 3,254
65. Roche Terre 3,199
66. Saint Julien 3,188
67. Providence 3,126
68. Creve Coeur 3,097
69. Queen Victoria 3,025
70. Amaury 2,912
71. Dubreuil 2,726
72. Camp de Masque 2,721
73. Cascavelle 2,613
74. Arsenal 2,599
75. Grande Riviere Sud Est 2,472
76. Grande Riviere Noire 2,361
77. Esperance Trebuchet 2,323
78. Camp Thorel 2,299
79. Verdun 2,208
80. Grand Sable 2,208
81. Mare La Chaux 2,058
82. Flic en Flac 2,010
83. Melrose 2,002
84. Bois des Amourettes 1,986
85. Congomah 1,956
86. Clemencia 1,835
87. Saint Aubin 1,659
88. Cluny 1,629
89. Bambous Virieux 1,540
90. Petite Case Noyale 1,525
91. Mapou 1,288





Mauritius History

The first record of Mauritius comes from Dravidian and Austronesian sailors as early as the 10th century. The Portuguese sailors first visited it in 1507 and established a visiting base leaving the island uninhabited. Three ships of the eight Dutch Second Fleet that were sent to the Spice Islands were blown off course during a cyclone and landed on the island in 1598, naming it in honour of Prince Maurice of Nassau, the Stadtholder of the Netherlands. In 1638, the Dutch established the first permanent settlement. Because of tough climatic conditions including cyclones and the deterioration of the settlement, the Dutch abandoned the island some decades later. France, which already controlled the neighbouring le Bourbon seized Mauritius in 1715 and later renamed it le de France. Under French rule, the island developed a prosperous economy based on sugar production. This economic transformation was initiated in part by governor Franois Mah de Labourdonnais.

During their numerous military conflicts with Great Britain, the French harboured the outlawed corsairs"" who frequently took British vessels as they sailed between India and Britain, laden with valuable trade goods. In the Napoleonic Wars the British set out to gain control of the island. Despite winning the Battle of Grand Port, Napoleon's only naval victory over the British, the French lost to the British at Cap Malheureux three months later. They formally surrendered on 3 December 1810, on terms allowing settlers to keep their land and property and to use the French language and law of France in criminal and civil matters. Under British rule, the island's name reverted to the original Mauritius."

In 1965 the United Kingdom split the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius to create the British Indian Ocean Territory in order to use the strategic islands for defence purposes in co-operation with the United States. Although the Government of Mauritius agreed to the move at the time, subsequent administrations have laid claim to the islands stating that the divestment was illegal under international law, a claim recognised by the United Nations.

Mauritius attained independence in 1968, and the country became a republic within the Commonwealth in 1992. Mauritius has been a stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, and has attracted considerable foreign investment earning one of Africa's highest per capita incomes.

Mauritius is a parliamentary democracy similar in structure to the United Kingdom. The head of state of Mauritius is the President, who is elected for a five-year term by the National Assembly, the unicameral Mauritian parliament. The National Assembly consists of 62 members elected directly by popular vote, with between four and eight further members appointed from est losers"" election candidates to represent ethnic minorities, if these are under-represented after the elections. The government is headed by the prime minister and a council of ministers."







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