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Black River District in Mauritius
Grand Bay
Peter Both
Mont Choisy
Martello Tower
Black River
Champ de Mars
Blue Bay
Cap Malheureux
Grand Bassin
Gris Gris
Trou aux Biches
Ile Aux Cerf
Pamplemousses Garden
Grand Port
Ilot Gabriel
Ile Plate
La Preneuse
Petite Riviere Noire
Le Souffleur
Trou d'eau Douce
mauritius accommodation guide
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The Dutch called the District ‘Zwarte Rivier’ which means ‘Black River.’ The French translated the Dutch name and called it Riviere Noire. The origin of the name may be related to the existence of black rocks in the river bed and also along the banks of the river.

History and tips about Mauritius.
Black River was proclaimed a district in 1768. The Casela bird park, the Maconde’s rock, the Black River Gorges, the seven – coloured earth, the Medine sugar estate are all in the Black River District.
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