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Port Louis is the largest city and the capital city of Mauritius . It is located in the western part of the island, on the shores of the Indian Ocean. It is the main port of the country.

About Port Louis

Port Louis was founded by the French in 1735.It was named after King Louis XV. The city is characterized by well- preserved historic buildings and the period colonial architecture. The most significant monuments are the St.James Cathedral, the Kaylasson Temple, the Adelaide Fort and the Aboobakar and Jummah Mosques. It is worth visiting the Natural History Museum and the Mauritius Postal Museum. Near the city center of Port Louis you will come across the Champ de Mars Racecourse, known-for regular horse races. Another interesting historical locality in the city is a dilapidated complex of buildings Aapravasi Ghat . It is one of the first immigration centers from which the British would approve workers from other countries after the abolition of slavery. It is considered the first immigration department in the world. Port Louis is now the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. At present, the city has a population of over 150 thousand.

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GPS: -20.1619, 57.4989
Altitude: 17 m
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