The Locality of Vacoas-Phoenix
acceded to the status of a town in 1963 and was raised to
the status of a Municipality in 1968.
The original Municipal Council area which was
13.22 sq km has been extended to 54 km2 in 1991 by the annexing
of areas such as Belle Terre, Camp Fouquereaux, Cinq Arpents,
Highlands, Henrietta, La Marie, Glen Park, Petit Camp, Valentina,
Quinze Cantons, Solferino and Hollyrood. The population which
was 42,000 in 1963 has now reached about 103,000 with an estimated
The Town of Vacoas-Phoenix has a cool climate
which is very conducive for agriculture and also offers a
very pleasant living environment. One can find vast agricultural
zones in the Town area where sugar cane and vegetables are
grown on a large scale side by side with residential areas
which offer modern facilities to the inhabitants. The town
has also known major developments in both economic social
fields and several commercial and industrial zones have been
established within the limits of the town.
The geographic position of Vacoas-Phoenix has
induced numerous major firms and commercial enterprises, government
institutions and para-statal bodies to settle in this region.
In fact, the town is easily accessible
through the motorway which links different parts of the country
including the airport and the harbour. The sole brewery and
the first hypermarket of the country are found in the Town.