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It is named after Bertrand-François Mahé de La Bourdonnais, one of the most successful governors of the French colonial period. It was originally built by the Netherlands during their brief period of colonisation of the island. It was close to their landing port, had ample water supply from many rivers and streams and had a scenic view of the large bay area. Mahébourg knew major development around 1806 during the French colonisation era.

The well-planned wide streets in the old section of Mahébourg still bear testimony to this Dutch and French colonial past. After the French chose Port Louis as the main port Mahébourg declined into a sleepy coastal city. The past is still preserved today in the Historical Naval Museum which also recounts the epic naval battles of the past between the French Navy and the Royal Navy. The Dutch historical museum in Grand Port recounts the early Dutch settlement of the island.

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  • Copyright: Mootoosamy Olivier Daren (eyesperture) (4)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2013-09-15
  • Categories: Transportes
  • Exposición: f/5.0, 1/320 segundos
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  • Date Submitted: 2013-11-07 22:31
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