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Port Louis is the capital and largest city on Mauritius. It is located in the northwest of the country and has about 170,000 inhabitants. It is the main port of Mauritius and functions as the administrative, cultural and economic heart of the country. Also, for travellers, it is a very attractive city with many historical and colonial buildings in good shape. La Citadelle fortification is another highlight and the city has an attractive background of mountains and the deep blue sea. Tourism is a major source of income and the Caudan Waterfront has a lot to offer. There are very good hotels, bars and restaurants and Port Louis is a good place to base yourself while exploring the beaches and nearby countryside.
Port Louis has a tropical oceanic climate with moderately high temperatures and humidity throughout the year. Temperatures average between 25 °C and 30 °C during the day, warmest being November to April, coolest between June and September. Nights are around 22 °C in summer, 18 °C in wintermonths. Rain occurs in all months but the wettest period is from December to April. During these months tropical cyclones occasionally strike or pass near enough to give very heavy rainfall and violent damaging winds.
|Avg Max||31.5 °C||31.4 °C||31.5 °C||30.7 °C||29.3 °C||27.6 °C||26.7 °C||26.8 °C||27.7 °C||28.8 °C||30.2 °C||31.1 °C|
|Avg Min||24.1 °C||24 °C||23.8 °C||23 °C||21.5 °C||19.9 °C||19.3 °C||19.1 °C||19.4 °C||20.4 °C||21.8 °C||23.2 °C|
|Rainfall||131 mm||160 mm||83 mm||87 mm||48 mm||24 mm||18 mm||19 mm||17 mm||15 mm||24 mm||85 mm|
Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (MRU) is 50 kilometres from Port Louis and is the hub for the national carrier Air Mauritius. International destinations with Air Mauritius include Antananarivo, Bangalore, Cape Town, Chennai, Delhi, Durban, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, Johannesburg, Kuala Lumpur, London, Melbourne, Milan, Mumbai, Munich, Nairobi, Paris, Perth, Reunion, Singapore and Sydney. Several other airlines fly to a few of these cities as well, like Air France, Air Madagascar, British Airways, Meridiana, Emirates, Condor and South African Airways. Additional destinations are Rome, Lyon, Nantes, Nantes, Mahé (Seychelles), Dubai and Zürich.
|Villa Jorico||154 Pointe Aux Sables Street||Guesthouse||85|
|Open Air Cafe & Apartment||Camelia street, Terrasson Pointe aux Sables||APARTMENT||-|
See also International Telephone Calls
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