National Symbols History

 

NATIONAL FLAG

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 shining over the island
GREEN represents the agriculture of Mauritius and its colour throughout the twelve months of the year

 

The flag is in the proportion of 6 to 4 and consists of four equal horizontal stripes Red, Blue, Yellow and Green.

The British Standard colours and numbers for the colours are as follows:-

Red 0.005
Blue 7.086
Yellow 0.001
Green 0.010


COATS OF ARM

As stipulated in Mauritius Laws 1990 Vol.2

 
SCHEDULE
(Section 2)
 

The armorial ensigns and supporters of Mauritius are –

Described as –
 (a) for arms-
   (i) quarterly azure and or, in the first quarter a lymphad of the last

 

   (ii) in the second , 3 palm trees eradicated vert,

   (iii) in the third, a key in pale the wards downwards gules, and 

   (iv) in the issuant, from the base a pile, and ain chief a mullet argent and

 
 (b) for the supporters-

 

  
   (i) on the dexter side, a dodo per bend sinister embattled gules and argent, and

 

   (ii) on the sinister side, a sambur deer per head embattled argent and gules, each supporting a sugar cane erect proper,

 
 (c) with the motto "Stella Clavisque Maris Indici”
 
Colour Code
 
Azur Royal Blue (Pantone Reflex Blue)
Or Gold (Metallic Gold)
Vert Emerald Green (Pantone Green)
Gules Warm Red (Pantone 2X)
Argent Silver (Metallic Silver)
 

 


NATIONAL FLOWER
Trochetia Boutoniana (Boucle d'Oreille) was declared the National Flower on the 12th March 1992, when Mauritius achieved the status of Republic. Named after the famous French botanist, Louis Bouton, it is endemic to Mauritius and is found in only one locality in the wild. It is a magnificent shrub reaching about 2-3 metres in height, with reddish-orange flowers. Adapted to dry condition, it commonly flowers from June to October.

 

Trochetia Boutoniana
(Boucle d'Oreille)
 
 
 
 

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