Mauritius’ capital city is Port Louis.
Port Louis is the country’s economic, cultural, and political capital, as well as the country’s most populated city. The Municipal City Council of Port Louis is in charge of its administration. The population of Mauritius was 148,001 people according to the 2012 census performed by Statistics Mauritius.
Port Louis – Info Card
|POPULATION :||City: 148,001|
|FOUNDED :||25 August 1966|
|TIME ZONE :||MUT (UTC+4)|
|LANGUAGE :||Creole 80.5%, Bhojpuri 12.1%, French 3.4%, English (official; spoken by less than 1% of the population), other 4.0%|
|RELIGION :||Hindu 48%, Roman Catholic 23.6%, Muslim 16.6%, other Christian 8.6%, other 3.2%|
|COORDINATES :||20°9′51.7896″S 57°30′14.7738″E|
|SEX RATIO :||• Male: 50.35%
• Female: 49.65%
|ETHNIC :||Indo-Mauritian 68%, Creole 27%, Sino-Mauritian 3%, Franco-Mauritian 2%|
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|DIALING CODE :||+230|
Tourism in Port Louis
The city’s architecture, arts, and festivals reflect the city’s rich and dynamic culture.
In Mauritius, Port-Louis is known for the cheap prices of clothing offered there. The items offered at Port-Louis, whether imported from China or India or produced locally, provide excellent value for money. The countless hawkers situated all throughout the city’s streets can quickly provide you with everything you want.
Delicious Creole curries, cuisines from all around Africa, Southeast Asia, and India, and an abundance of fresh seafood that has never been frozen or flown on an airline characterize Mauritian cuisine.
Numerous structures and monuments across the city illustrate the city’s rich and varied colonial heritage. Government House is one of numerous French colonial structures dating from the 18th century in the city center. The Jummah Mosque, the grand English Saint James Cathedral, the Indian Tamil Temple, the exquisite five-tier colonial Port Louis Theatre (Théâtre de Port-Louis), the Champ de Mars Racecourse, and the surrounding Chinese Pagoda are all notable traditional aspects.
Visit the Caudan Waterfront, a gathering spot for youths and young loves that includes a retail mall, a kiddyland, and a large foodcourt catering to a wide range of preferences.
If you want a taste of Mauritian life, visit the Port-Louis Market, which sells a wide range of unique foods, fruits, and other products. You will encounter Mauritians from all around the nation who have come to shop.
Climate of Port Louis
The climate at Port Louis is hot and semi-arid.
The wettest months are December through April, with 60 mm (2.4 in) (or more) of rain falling on average each month.
The dry season in Port Louis lasts for the remaining months. The city’s typical temperatures also exhibit a notable variety. The best time to visit Port Louis is in the middle of the year, when average high temperatures are approximately 24 °C (75 °F). The city has its maximum temperatures during the rainy season, with typical high temperatures of roughly 30 °C (86 °F).
Economy of Port Louis
The financial center, port facilities, tourism, and the manufacturing sector, which includes textiles, chemicals, plastics, and medicines, are all major contributors to the city’s economy. Port Louis is one of Africa’s main financial cities and has the largest port facilities in the Indian Ocean area.
Because of Mauritius’ strong democracy, political stability, and multilingual populace, Port Louis has established itself as a secure and reputable destination for doing business. The Mauritius Stock Exchange is located in Port Louis. Over ten commercial banks that service both domestic and offshore customers, as well as insurance firms, pension funds, mutual funds, leasing businesses, and foreign exchange dealers, are all located in Port Louis.
In 2010, more than 2,200 ships visited the port on a yearly basis. Cargo traffic was a little more than 6 million tons, including 330,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of containers, 1.5 tons of bulk liquids (mainly petroleum), and 2 million tons of dry bulk commodities. The port provides 2% of the country’s GDP overall.
The cruise ship terminal, which was inaugurated in 2010 and is named after Christian Decotter (former head of the Mauritius Tourism Advisory Board), exemplifies the growing importance of tourism in Mauritius’ economy. The facility, which comprises two passenger and vehicle access bridges, can handle cruise ships up to 300 meters in length. It was the first facility in the Indian Ocean to be capable of accommodating the world’s biggest cruise ships. Passengers arriving by sea in 2012 comprised 11,510 tourists and 6,450 excursionists on 23 cruise ships.