Port Louis Profile

Port Louis, named after Louis XV of France (15th February 1710 - 10th May 1774), is the largest city on the island of Mauritius and its capital with a population of some 148,000. Moka Mountains: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic licenseIt is located in the north-west of the island between the Indian ocean and the Moka mountains (left). Taken by the British during the Napoleonic Wars and ruled until independence in 1968, the city has a mixed traditional and modern feel blending 18th century colonial buildings such as its sugar mill and bazaar with the ancient and  modern Caudan Waterfront in south-west Port Louis; today a popular shopping destination located on the Le Caudan peninsula which, over the past two hundred and fifty years, has been home to an astronomic and meteorological observatory, workshops, quays, warehouses. The buildings have been adapted for modern use with, for example the old meteorological observatory now being a food court and restaurant.

Today Port Louis's economy is driven by the financial sector, business and tourism with popular sights including the remains of the Indian Ocean's first meteorological observatory largely dismantled in 1880 and the Blue Penny Museum which explores the seafaring history of the island nation.

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Port Louis Profile

Port Louis Profile

Port Louis Profile

Port Louis Profile



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Port Louis Profile

Facts, information and a video about Port Louis the capital of Mauritius together with a brief history and interactive map of Port Louis


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