Beau Bassin-Rose Hill

Beau Bassin - Rose Hill, with 110 822 inhabitants (2005 ), the second largest city on the island of Mauritius and is situated on a plateau in the center of the island in the district of Plaines Wilhems.


From 1788 to 1868 there was a sugar factory named Beau-Bassin Sugar Factory. In the following period could be in the area businessmen and traders settled, there was founded on 1 November 1877, the then place Beau-Bassin.

Rose Hill was originally called Blondeauville. It was built on the land of Blondeau, which previously belonged there a sugar factory. As Blondeau gave parts of the town government, the town was renamed and so came into being on April 14, 1868 Rose Hill. In 1896, the management of both places has been merged.

1915 here the writer Loys Masson was born.