Vacoas-Phoenix
Villes Jumelles
Town
Vacoas-Phoenix
Vacoas.jpg
Motto(s): 
"Copia et Concordia"
Vacoas-Phoenix is located in Mauritius
Vacoas-Phoenix
Vacoas-Phoenix
Municipal Council location
Coordinates: 20°18′0.17″S 57°28′28.23″E / 20.3000472°S 57.4745083°E / -20.3000472; 57.4745083Coordinates: 20°18′0.17″S 57°28′28.23″E / 20.3000472°S 57.4745083°E / -20.3000472; 57.4745083
CountryMauritius Mauritius
DistrictPlaines Wilhems
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • MayorMr. Praveen Kumar Ramburn
 • Deputy MayorMr. Mike Manfred Roy Mungur
Area
 • Total110.2 km2 (42.5 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[2]
 • Total115,289
 • Rank2nd in Mauritius
 • Density1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Vacoassian / Phoenician
Time zoneUTC+4 (MUT)
ClimateCfa
Websitewww.vacoasphoenix.org

Vacoas-Phoenix (Mauritian Creole pronunciation: [vakwa feniks]) also known as French: Villes Jumelles (Twin Cities), is a town in Mauritius, located in the Plaines Wilhems District, the eastern part also lies in the Moka District. The town is administered by the Municipal Council of Vacoas-Phoenix. The town lies between Quatre Bornes and Curepipe.

History

The towns of Vacoas and Phoenix fused in 1963. Vacoas-Phoenix fully became a municipality in 1968.

Politics

For the general elections the town is classified as the No 15 constituency known as La Caverne and Phoenix and the No 16 Vacoas and Floreal constituency.

Sports

The football team of the town is the AS de Vacoas-Phoenix, they play in the Mauritian League, the top division in Mauritian football.

The town hosted the official 2017 FIBA Under-16 African Championship.[3]

Sub-locality

The town of Vacoas-Phoenix is divided into different suburbs.[4][5]

Government

Mauritius Qualifications Authority is headquartered in this town.[6]

Twin towns – sister cities

Vacoas-Phoenix is twinned with:[7]

Geography

Climate

Climate data for Vacoas, Mauritius, 1971-2000 normals
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88.9
(31.6)
88.9
(31.6)
88.7
(31.5)
86.0
(30.0)
85.3
(29.6)
80.6
(27.0)
79.7
(26.5)
78.3
(25.7)
81.5
(27.5)
83.3
(28.5)
86.0
(30.0)
88.5
(31.4)
88.9
(31.6)
Average high °F (°C) 81.7
(27.6)
81.5
(27.5)
81.3
(27.4)
79.3
(26.3)
76.6
(24.8)
73.2
(22.9)
71.2
(21.8)
71.2
(21.8)
73.0
(22.8)
75.4
(24.1)
78.4
(25.8)
80.8
(27.1)
77.0
(25.0)
Average low °F (°C) 68.7
(20.4)
69.3
(20.7)
68.7
(20.4)
67.3
(19.6)
63.9
(17.7)
60.8
(16.0)
59.5
(15.3)
59.2
(15.1)
59.7
(15.4)
61.7
(16.5)
64.0
(17.8)
66.9
(19.4)
64.1
(17.9)
Record low °F (°C) 58.3
(14.6)
52.9
(11.6)
57.7
(14.3)
54.5
(12.5)
53.2
(11.8)
46.8
(8.2)
45.9
(7.7)
46.4
(8.0)
49.1
(9.5)
50.7
(10.4)
48.9
(9.4)
57.2
(14.0)
45.9
(7.7)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 11.48
(291.6)
15.76
(400.2)
9.71
(246.6)
8.26
(209.9)
4.74
(120.3)
3.78
(96.1)
4.49
(114.0)
4.70
(119.4)
2.86
(72.7)
2.48
(62.9)
2.55
(64.7)
7.76
(197.1)
78.57
(1,995.5)
Average rainy days (≥ 1 mm) 16 18 17 17 15 14 17 18 13 11 10 13 179
Source: [1]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Statistics Mauritius: Demography Unit (2018). "DIGEST OF DEMOGRAPHIC STATISTICS 2018" (PDF). Dec. Government of Mauritius: 33. Retrieved 21 May 2020. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Madagascar aiming for a podium spot at next FIBA U16 African Championship". FIBA. 17 February 2021. Retrieved 30 April 2021.
  4. ^ Ministry of Local Government and Outer Islands. "Local Government Act 2011" (PDF). . Government of Mauritius: 768–770. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 November 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  5. ^ "Municipales et villageoises : les 6 principaux changements". (in French). Le Defimedia. Archived from the original on 23 November 2012. Retrieved 12 December 2012.
  6. ^ "Contact Us". Mauritius Qualifications Authority. Retrieved 7 June 2021. Mauritius Qualifications Authority Pont Fer, Phoenix
  7. ^ "Salient Features of Vacoas-Phoenix". vacoasphoenix.org. Vacoas-Phoenix. Retrieved 30 June 2020.