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Flag of Mauritius

Mauritius
Ratio 2:3
Adoption 1968
Design Four horizontal bands of red, blue, yellow and green. [0]
Colors
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History

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. [0]

Meaning

Red represents the bloodshed at the time of slavery and colonisation; blue represents the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated; yellow represents the new light of independence shining over the island and the golden sunshine; green represents the lush vegetation of the island. [0]