Mauritius National Flag
All of our printed Mauritius flags are produced by a process called Dye Sublimation. The system drenches each fibre of the fabric, resulting in a flag with wonderful precise colour, and vitally the design appears perfectly on each side. This is known as ‘printed through to reverse’ and is an important consideration when choosing your flag as both sides will be seen when flying.
Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags
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|Adopted||12th March 1968|
|Design||A red, blue, yellow and green horizontal four striped flag.|
In 1638 first flag that was flown in Mauritius was the red-white-blue horizontal tricolour flag of the Dutch East India Company. The area remained under Dutch control until 1710 when bad harvests and weather conditions made the Dutch pull out of the area.
It wasn’t until five years late, in 1715, that the area was colonised by the French. The area was named ‘Isle de France’ and the Standard of the King of France was adopted as the official flag.
In 1792 the flag was changed to the more traditional blue-white-red vertical French Tricolour.
When the British took control of the area in 1810 the name was changed to Mauritius. Being a British crown colony the flag was change to a traditional British blue ensign with the area’s coat of arms at centre right. The coat of arms was a shield quartered with a ship, three palm trees, a key and a white star.
In 1906 the British blue ensign was changed to feature the new coat of arms that added a dodo and deer supporting the shield. In 1923 the white circle was removed from the flag.
When Mauritius became a republic in 1968 the flag was changed significantly. An unusual four banded horizontal flag was adopted. Each colour of the flag has a specific meaning to the country.
The red band represents colonization and the blood of the slaves, the blue band is the ocean, the yellow band symbolises the sun and freedom, and the green band is the greenery and plants of the land.
The Coat of Arms of Mauritius
The Coat of Arms of Mauritius was adopted in 1906 and features a shield split into quarters. The top left hand quarter is a blue background with a golden ship, the top right hand quarter features a gold background with three palm trees, the lower left hand quarter features a gold background with red key and the bottom right hand quarter features a blue background with white star.
A dodo and deer with sugar cane holds up the shield and below is a banner with “THE STAR AND THE KEY OF THE INDIAN OCEAN” written in Latin.
The Presidential Flag of Mauritius
The Flag of the Government of Mauritius
The Flag of the Mauritius Navy
The Civil Ensign of Mauritius
The Historical Flag of the Governor of Mauritius
The Flags of the Places of Mauritius
Some of the Cities and towns of Mauritius have specific flags and shields. Here are some examples of those flags and shields.
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