Flag of Mauritius

Mauritius Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesMU, MUS, 480
Official NameRepublic of Mauritius
CapitalPort Louis
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
CurrencyMauritian Rupee (MUR)
Calling Code+230
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Commonwealth of Nations, Southern African Development Community
PopulationApproximately 1.3 million
Total Area2,040 km²
Highest PointPiton de la Petite Rivière Noire (828 meters, 2,717 feet)
Lowest PointIndian Ocean (0 meters, 0 feet)
GDP Per CapitaUSD 11,900
Life Expectancy74 years
Internet TLD.mu

Mauritius National Anthem


Glory to thee, Motherland,
O Motherland of mine.
Sweet is thy beauty,
Sweet is thy fragrance,
Around thee, we gather,
As one people, As one nation,
In peace, justice and liberty,
Beloved country, may God bless thee,
For ever and ever.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Mauritius Flag

The national flag of Mauritius, officially adopted on March 12, 1968, in conjunction with the country’s independence from British rule, is a vibrant representation of the island’s character and history. The flag consists of four horizontal stripes of red, blue, yellow, and green.

Each color of the flag holds significant meaning. The red stripe symbolizes the struggle for freedom and independence. The blue represents the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated. The yellow stripe is a representation of the new light of independence shining over the island and the golden sunshine. The green stripe symbolizes the lush vegetation of the island.

The flag was designed to be a unifying symbol for the nation’s diverse population, which includes descendants of European settlers, African slaves, and Indian and Chinese laborers. This diversity is reflected in the flag’s colors, which are meant to represent the multicultural nature of Mauritian society.

Prior to independence, Mauritius did not have a flag of its own, as it was a British colony and used the British flag. The adoption of the national flag was a crucial step in establishing a distinct national identity for Mauritius. The flag has since become a powerful symbol of the country’s sovereignty, unity, and pride. It is prominently displayed during national celebrations and public events, serving as a reminder of the island’s unique culture, history, and achievements.