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Quartier Militaire [Nickname: Little Istanbul] is a town found in the centre of Mauritiusmarker, found in the Moka Districtmarker and the capital of Moka-Flacq district, mainly known as the Garden District. It houses the District Council of Moka-Flacq. It has a population of over 67,450 (2006 census). Its quarters and suburbs include Bonne Veine, Esperance, Valetta, Providence, Route 16, Bursa, Royal Plaza and Vuillemin.


Quartier Militaire has a less concentrated region of sugar cane fields compared to other regions and it is also known for its cold temperature in Mauritius. The coolest temperature ever recorded in Quartier-Militaire was 5 degrees Celsius and also the cloudiest.To the east lies Camp De Masques, where the climate is more hotter and also Medine, which has a much milder climate, thus making it one of the best residential area in the east.Going to the south lies Phoenix which is the closest town to Quartier Militaire.To the west lies the developing area of Saint Pierre.

Areas neighbouring the town are Saint Julien, Curepipe, Belle Rive, Alma, Saint Pierre, Medine, Mont Ida, Camp De Masques, Verdun and Melrose.


Educational institutes like the SSS Quartier Militaire Girls' College and SSS Quartier Militaire Boys College are found there. The Sir Edgar Laurent Government School is a primary school which educates young teens. In Providence quarter there is the Lady Lydie Ringadoo Government Schoo. Belle-Rive contains an educational institute for dental surgeons. Young adults, mainly from Indiamarker and Mauritius, are promoted to various sections of dental surgeries. Quartier-militaire is one of town of Mauritius to have a private multi-lingual school teaching languages like English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian, German and Turkish.

Quartier Militaire market is a meeting place for buyers and sellers, mainly busy on early Sunday mornings. It possesses a bus station where passengers can get access to transport to other towns and cities. When going down to Camp De Masques or Flacq, you strangely keep going round and round this old railway station, now converted to a bus station.


The dominated religion in Quartier-Militaire is Islam. Around 43% are Muslim, 30% are Hindus, 20% are Christians and the remaining minority are Chinese, Jews and atheists.


The Quarter Militaire stadium is an attraction for the town's inhabitants. Providence is the major quarter for religious activities, boasting a big Hindu temple and an Islamic cultural centre, which will be the only one in Moka district, is being built there. Many old temples are still standing there.

Royal Plaza is known as Quartier Militaire's town Centre. It is a highly frequented area which possesses two mosques, one church, the major bus station, police station, post office and several service facilities. There also in Quartier Militaire numerous health centres, youth clubs, football courts, several video clubs and groceries, shopping centers, apartments and also industries.

Valetta is known for its small lake which is a local attraction and it has a splendid view. Tourists occasionally wander at Valetta Lake.

Future Developments

  1. Providence Islamic Center. (Work in progress)
  2. Winners Shopping Center. (Work in progress)
  3. Complex Centers and some late night clubs.
  4. Private Companies and factories.
  5. A boost in houses by the Estate. (Work in progress)
  6. Conventional Center at the junction of Providence Quartier Militaire.

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