List of Mauritian flags

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This is a list of flags used in Mauritius.

National flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Mauritius.svg
1968–present Flag of Mauritius Four horizontal bands of red, blue, yellow and green. Red represents the struggle for freedom and independence. Blue represents the Indian Ocean, in the middle of which Mauritius is situated. Yellow represents the new light of independence. Green represents the agriculture of Mauritius and its colour throughout the 12 months of the year.[1]

Presidential flag[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Presidential Standard of Mauritius.svg
1992–present Standard of the President of Mauritius The flag of Mauritius defaced in the centre with a white circle containing the coat of arms of Mauritius over two curved golden laurel leaves and the letters "RM" (Republic of Mauritius) in gold.

Ensigns[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Civil Ensign of Mauritius.svg
Unknown–present Civil Ensign of Mauritius A red field with the flag of Mauritius in the canton and a white circle containing the Mauritian coat of arms in the fly.
Government Ensign of Mauritius.svg
Unknown–present Government Ensign of Mauritius A blue field with the flag of Mauritius in the canton and the Mauritian coat of arms in the fly.
Naval Ensign of Mauritius.svg
1974–present Naval Ensign of Mauritius A design of red, white, and blue vertical stripes of unequal widths defaced by a central anchor/key emblem.

Subnational flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Port Louis, Mauritius.svg
Flag of Port Louis A banner of the coat of arms of Port Louis. Four white anchors and five gold fleur-de-lis arranged on a field of dark blue.
Flag of Quatre Bornes.svg
Flag of Quatre Bornes The coat of arms of Quatre Bornes on a white field.
Flag of Rodrigues.png
Flag of Rodrigues The coat of arms of Rodrigues on a white field surrounded by a border of red, blue, yellow and green.

Historical flags[edit]

Colonial flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of Mauritius (1923–1968).svg
1923 - 1968 Flag of British Mauritius A blue British ensign with the Mauritian coat of arms in the fly.
Flag of Mauritius (1906–1923).svg
1906 - 1923 Flag of British Mauritius A blue British ensign with the Mauritian coat of arms on a white disc in the fly.
Flag of Mauritius (1869–1906).svg
1869 - 1906 Flag of British Mauritius A blue British ensign with the 1869 arms of Mauritius on a white disc in the fly.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
1810 - 1869 Flag of British Mauritius The Union Flag of the United Kingdom.

Royal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Royal Standard of Mauritius.svg
1968 - 1992 Royal Standard of Mauritius A banner of the coat of arms of Mauritius defaced in the centre with a royal cypher of Queen Elizabeth II

Viceregal flags[edit]

Flag Date Use Description
Flag of the Governor-General of Mauritius (1968–1992).svg
1968 - 1992 Flag of the Governor-General of Mauritius A dark blue field featuring a St. Edward's Crown surmounted by a crowned lion, over the word "MAURITIUS" on a yellow scroll.
Flag of the Governor of Mauritius (1906–1968).svg
1906 - 1968 Flag of the Governor of Mauritius A Union Jack defaced in the centre with the coat of arms of Mauritius on a white disc surrounded by a laurel wreath.
Flag of the Governor of Mauritius (1869–1906).svg
1869 - 1906 Flag of the Governor of Mauritius A Union Jack defaced in the centre with the 1869 arms of Mauritius on a white disc surrounded by a laurel wreath.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Government Gazette of Mauritius (2015). "THE NATIONAL FLAG ACT 2015" (PDF). The Government Gazette of Mauritius.

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