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Quatre Bornes

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Country  Mauritius
Settled  1721
Post Code  72249
Elevation  313 m
Local time  Tuesday 7:18 AM
Districts  Plaines Wilhems
Time zone  MUT (UTC+4)
Area  25.45 km²
Population  77,505 (2015)

Airport  Plaisance Airport (distanced approximately 29 km)
Weather  24°C, Wind SE at 10 km/h, 85% Humidity

Quatre Bornes also known as La Ville des Fleurs (The City of Flowers), is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District, the western part also lies in the Rivière Noire District. The town is administered by the Municipal Council of Quatre Bornes. Situated between the towns of Beau-Bassin Rose-Hill and Vacoas-Phoenix, Quatre Bornes is linked by roads to the north, east, south and west of Mauritius. According to the census made by Statistics Mauritius in 2015, the population of the town was at 77,505.

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Map of Quatre Bornes, Mauritius

History

In 1721, Wilhem Leicknig of Prussian origin settled on the island then known as Isle de France, the district of Plaine Wilhems was named after him. In 1740, French cartographer Guyomar drew the "Quartiers des Plaines Wilhems" where Quatre Bornes was shown as a forest which was slowly being colonised. Joseph François Charpentier de Cossigny named his region Palma and Governor Antoine Desforges Boucher named his region Bassin in 1764. During the British period, the St Jean church was built in 1850 and railway line was introduced in 1864. Quatre Bornes was proclaimed a village in 1890, then proclaimed "Town" under Governor Harman in 1896. The Bassin and Palma state was annexed to the Town of Quatre Bornes in 1967.

Politics

For the general elections the town is classified as the No 18 constituency known as Belle Rose and Quatre Bornes and the No 14 Savanne and Black River constituency.

Education

Schools in Quatre Bornes include 12 secondary schools and 9 primary schools which are either state own or private institutions. Secondary institution include the College Sainte-Marie, College du Saint-Esprit, Dr. Regis Chaperon State Secondary School, Eden College Boys, Eden College Girls, Gaëtan Raynal State College, Islamic Cultural College, Loreto College Quatre Bornes, Palma State Secondary School, Patten College Boys, Quatre Bornes State Secondary School and Sodnac State Secondary School.

Sports

The town is home to the Guy Rozemont Football Stadium, the team of the town is the AS Quatre Bornes, it currently plays in the National First Division for the 2012-2013 season.

Suburbs

The town of Quatre Bornes is divided into different regions.

Twin towns - Sister cities

Quatre Bornes is twinned with:

  • Saint-Benoît, Réunion
  • Ambalavao, Madagascar
  • References

    Quatre Bornes Wikipedia


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