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Flag of Mauritius
Flag of Mauritius.svg
Use National flag National flag
Proportion 2:3
Civil Ensign of Mauritius.svg
Variant flag of Mauritius
Use Civil ensign Civil ensign
Proportion 1:2
Government Ensign of Mauritius.svg
Variant flag of Mauritius
Use State ensign State ensign
Proportion 1:2
Naval Ensign of Mauritius.svg
Variant flag of Mauritius
Use Naval ensign War ensign
Proportion 26:57

The flag of Mauritius was adopted upon independence, March 12, 1968. It consists of four horizontal stripes of equal width, coloured (from top to bottom) red, blue, yellow, and green. The flag was recorded at the College of Arms in London on 9 January 1968.

The civil ensign (for private vessels) and government ensign (for state vessels) are red and blue flags, respectively, each with the national flag in the canton and the coat of arms of Mauritius in the fly.

The naval ensign (used by coast guard vessels) is an unusual design consisting of red, white, and blue vertical stripes of unequal widths defaced by a central anchor/key emblem.


The flag of Mauritius consists of red, blue, yellow and green stripes which stand for:

  • Red: Representing the bloodshed during the fight for independence.
  • Blue: the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated.
  • Yellow: the new light of independence shining over the island and the golden sunshine.
  • Green: the lush vegetation of the island.

Historical Flags

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