The national flag of Mauritius has the second in official name the four stripes was adopted in 1968 soon after the country gained independence. It consists of four bands of equal width colored: red, blue, yellow and green. The author of the flag was Guruduth mother. Before that she was a teacher at primary school. The flag is similar to the national coat of arms and it even has the same shape of colors. The only difference is that colors are vertical and there is an emblem of anchor in the center.
Four stripes of the national flag have symbolic meaning: red means freedom and the struggle of local patriots for independence. Blue is a symbol of the Indian ocean in the middle of which Mauritius is situated. Green stands for agriculture and local nature 12 months a year. Yellow is a new sign of independence.
Capital city:Port Louis
Total area:2,040 km2
Formation:12. 3. 1968
Currency:mauritian rupee (MUR)