Flag of Mauritius

Flag of Mauritius

Mauritius is an island located in the eastern direction of Madagascar and its flag consists of four horizontal stripes. The top one is red, then blue, yellow and green at the bottom. The colors used are of traditional Pan-African importance. Red color indicates the struggles to achieve independence and blue color represents the Indian Ocean, which surrounds the island. Yellow stripe should symbolize bright future of the island after gaining independence and green stripe reminds lush vegetation of Mauritius. These colors have been inspired by coat of arms of the island, which King Edward VII gave to Mauritius in 1906. The flag has been adopted in 1968 when the island gained independence from the British rule.

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Main information

Country
Mauritius
Capital city
Port Louis
Population
1,257,900 (2011)
Total area
2,040 km2
Formation
12. 3. 1968
Highest point
Mont Piton (828 m)
GDP
$ 15,424 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
mauritian rupee (MUR)
Code
MU (MUS)
Calling code
+230
Internet TLD
.mu

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Mauricius (Port Louis)
English
Mauritius (Port Louis)
German
Mauritius (Port Louis)
French
Maurice (Port-Louis)
Italian
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Spanish
Mauricio (Port Louis)
Russian
Маврикий (Порт-Луи)
Slovak
Maurícius (Port Luis)
Polish
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Portuguese
Maurícia (Port Louis)
Chinese
毛里求斯 (路易港)
Japanese
モーリシャス (ポートルイス)
Turkish
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Norwegian
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Swedish
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Hungarian
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Dutch
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Danish
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Finnish
Mauritius (Port Louis)
Hebrew
מאוריציוס (פור לואי)

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