Mauritius' flag, often known as the Four Bands or Les Quatre Bandes in French, was officially approved on March 12, 1968, following the country's independence. It has four horizontal bars of equal width, with the colors red, blue, yellow, and green ordered from top to bottom. On January 9, 1968, the flag's design was registered at the College of Arms in London.
The national flag was designed by Gurudutt Moher, a former schoolteacher. In March 2018, he was honored posthumously with the national titles of Member of the Star and Key of the Indian Ocean (MSK). Moher died of a heart attack on October 7, 2017, at the age of 93.
The civil ensign is used for private vessels and features the national flag in the canton and Mauritius' coat of arms in the fly. The government ensign, which is used on state vessels, is identical but in blue.
While the navy flag for coast guard warships is distinctive in design, it features three vertical stripes of red, white, and blue of varying widths, as well as a center anchor/key insignia.
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Mauritius, officially the Republic of Mauritius, is an island nation located in the Indian Ocean. It is part of the Mascarene Islands, which also include the islands of Rodrigues and Réunion. The country is situated about 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) off the southeast coast of Africa, and is known for its pristine beaches, crystal clear waters, and diverse culture.
Mauritius is a diverse country, with a population made up of people of African, Indian, Chinese, and European descent. The official languages are English, French, and Mauritian Creole, which is a blend of French, African, and Asian languages. The country has a strong democratic tradition, and has been a parliamentary democracy since independence in 1968.
Mauritius has a tropical climate, with average temperatures ranging from 23 to 32 degrees Celsius (73 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit). The island is surrounded by coral reefs, which provide a habitat for a wide variety of marine life, including dolphins, whales, and colorful fish. The country is also home to a number of endangered species, including the Mauritian flying fox and the pink pigeon.
Mauritius is known for its beautiful beaches, which are popular with tourists. The island is also home to a number of cultural and historical attractions, including the capital city of Port Louis, which is home to the national museum and a number of historic buildings. The country's economy is largely based on tourism, as well as manufacturing and financial services.
Despite its small size, Mauritius has a rich cultural history, and is home to a diverse range of cultural traditions. The country is known for its delicious food, which is influenced by Indian, African, and European cuisines. The island is also home to a number of festivals and cultural events, including the annual Divali and Creole festivals, which celebrate the country's diverse cultural heritage.
|Country codes||MU, MUS (ISO 3166-1)|
|Official name||Republic of Mauritius|
|Official languages||English and French|
|Religion||48.54% Hinduism, 32.71% Christianity, 17.30% Islam, 1.45% Others / None|
|Capital city||Port Louis|
|Time zone||UTC+4 (MUT)|
|Member of||United Nations|
|Commonwealth of Nations|
|Southern African Development Community|
|Population density||626 per Km2 (1,623 people per mi2)|
|Urban Population||40.8 % of the population is urban (519,330 people in 2020)|
|Median age||37.5 years|
|Total area||The total land area is 2,030 Km2 (784 sq. miles)|
|Highest point||Piton de la Petite Rivière Noire (828 m, 2 717 ft)|
|Lowest point||Indian Ocean|
|GDP per capita||$ 9,106 (World Bank, 2021)|
|Currency||Mauritian rupee (₨, MUR)|
|Internet TLD||.mu (click here to find and register domain name)|
|Country Wikipedia Page||Mauritius Wikipedia Page|
Main Cities by Population in Mauritius
|2||Beau Bassin-Rose Hill||111,355|
|8||Centre de Flacq||17,710|
|9||Bel Air Riviere Seche||17,671|