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Port Louis – the capital of Mauritius

In the west of Mauritius, sheltering under the protective enclave of the Moka Mountain range, lies the capital city of Port Louis.  This city, which is the largest on the island and is also the main port, was founded in 1735 by the French and named in honour of their king, Louis XV.  Due to its strategic location it became an important naval base for the French fleet; one hundred years later the British, recognising its powerful position, built Fort Adelaide, or more commonly La Citadelle, on one of the hilltops overlooking the port and city. Port Louis is also...