BACKPACKFLAGS flag patch Mauritius
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Backpackflag/Flag Patch Mauritius
Size: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)
The flag of Mauritius consists of four equal-sized horizontal stripes - the top stripe is red; the next one yellow; and the blue and bottom stripe is green.
Meaning: The red stripe represents the country's struggle for independence; the blue symbolizes the Indian Ocean, which surrounds the island nation; the yellow stands for a bright future for Mauritius following its independence; and the green represents the evergreen vegetation of the land and its agriculture.
History: The Mauritius flag was adopted on January 9, 1968 just before the country gained independence from Britain on March 12, 1968.
Interesting Facts: Before independence, the flags of Mauritius featured the British Union Jack on them (source: worldflags101).