In the Port Louis district, no fewer than 66 national monuments have been designated. The Rum Warehouse Building near Immigration Square was deproclaimed and dismantled but a new national monument, the old wooden home of Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam, has been added to the list. While some of the Port Louis monuments are buildings, such as the General Post Office, Fort Adelaide, Line Barracks, Trou Fanfaron Police Station near the Port Louis waterfront, and Government House, others are statues and tombs. There are 62 other national monuments throughout the country.


Despite the listing of buildings and statues for preservation, the names of many historical areas are not being retained. Streets with colonial or evocative names have been renamed for indigenous politicians and contemporary figures. The landmark Place D'Armes is preserved in people's minds by that name, despite its new name of Place Sookdeo Bissoondoyal.

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