Rivière Noire (Mauritian Creole pronunciation: [ʁivjɛː nwɑː]) or Black River ([blak ɹivə]) is a district on the western side of the island of Mauritius. Rivière Noire translates to Black River. This region receives less rainfall than the others. The district has an area of 259 square kilometres (100 sq mi) and the population estimate was 80,939 as of 31 December 2015. It is the third largest District of Mauritius in area, but the smallest in terms of population. The district is mostly rural, but it also include the western part of the city of Port Louis and western part of Quatre Bornes.
Places of interest
Famous areas include Tamarin Falls and the Chamarel coloured earth.
The name Black River derives from the fact that it is the driest district of the island. Flic en Flac is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, and the longest.
The Rivière Noire District includes different regions; however, some regions are further divided into different suburbs.
École maternelle et primaire Paul et Virginie, a French international school, is in Tamarin.
La Gaulette State Secondary School, a state school providing co-education in La Gaulette Village