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Flag of Mauritius

Name: The Four Bands, Les Quatre Bandes
Use: National flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: March 12, 1968
Design: Four horizontal bands of red, blue, yellow and green.
Designed by: Gurudutt Moher

The national flag of Mauritius, also known as the Four Bands and Les Quatre Bandes (French for "the four bands"), was adopted upon independence, March 12, 1968. It consists of four horizontal bands 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 flag was designed by Gurudutt Moher who was a primary school teacher at that time. He died of a heart attack on October 7, 2017 at the age of 93.

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 bands which stands for:

Red: Red represents the struggle for freedom and independence.
Blue: Blue represents the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated.
Yellow: Yellow represents the new light of independence.
Green: Green represents the agriculture of Mauritius and its colour throughout the 12 months of the year.
The official colour codes of the flag are in accordance with the Mauritius Standard Bureau.

Colour; Pantone Fashion home cotton

Red 18-1664TC or 185 C
Blue 19-3939TC or 295 C
Yellow 14-0957TC or 116 C
Green 17-6030TC or 356 C

Republic of Mauritius

  • République de Maurice (French)
  • Repiblik Moris (Morisyen)
Flag of Mauritius
Coat of arms
Motto: "Stella Clavisque Maris Indici" (Latin)
French: L’étoile et la clé de l’océan Indien
"Star and Key of the Indian Ocean"
Anthem: Motherland
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius (excluding Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin Island)
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius (excluding Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin Island)
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius labelled in black; Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin are claimed by Mauritius.
Islands of the Republic of Mauritius labelled in black; Chagos Archipelago and Tromelin are claimed by Mauritius.
and largest city
Port Louis
20°10′S 57°31′E / 20.167°S 57.517°E / -20.167; 57.517
Official languages None
Vernacular languages

86.5% Creole

5.3% Bhojpuri

4.1% French

2.6% Others (including English)

1.4% Two languages

0.1% Unspecified

Ethnic groups
See Ethnic groups in Mauritius
See Religion in Mauritius
Demonym(s) Mauritian
Government Unitary parliamentary republic
• President
Barlen Vyapoory
• Prime Minister
Pravind Jugnauth
Legislature National Assembly
from the United Kingdom
• Constitution of Mauritius
12 March 1968
• Republic
12 March 1992
• Total
2,040 km2 (790 sq mi) (170th)
• Water (%)
• 2018 estimate
1,265,577 (156th)
• 2011 census
• Density
618.24/km2 (1,601.2/sq mi) (19th)
GDP (PPP) 2019 estimate
• Total
$31.935 billion (133rd)
• Per capita
$24,966 (61st)
GDP (nominal) 2019 estimate
• Total
$14.889 billion (129th)
• Per capita
$11,640 (64th)
Gini (2012) 35.8
HDI (2017) Increase 0.790
high · 65th
Currency Mauritian rupee (MUR)
Time zone UTC+4 (MUT)
Date format dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Driving side left
Calling code +230
ISO 3166 code MU
Internet TLD .mu
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