Flag of Mauritius
Republic of Mauritius


National anthem of Mauritius

Motherland (anthem)

"Motherland" is the national anthem of the island country of Mauritius. The music was composed by Philippe Gentil M.B.E. and the lyrics were written by Jean Georges Prosper. The anthem is short and briefly describes the lucious landscape of Mauritius. It also mentions the qualities of its people: peace, justice, and liberty.
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Map of Mauritius

Map of Mauritius

Basic information on Mauritius

Although known to Arab and Malay sailors as early as the 10th century, Mauritius was first explored by the Portuguese in 1505; it was subsequently held by the Dutch, French, and British before independence was attained in 1968. A stable democracy with regular free elections and a positive human rights record, the country has attracted considerable foreign investment and has earned one of Africa's highest per capita incomes. Recent poor weather, declining sugar prices, and declining textile and apparel production, have slowed economic growth, leading to some protests over standards of living in the Creole community.
Location Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Population 1,250,882 (July 2007 est.)
Nationality noun: Mauritian(s) adjective: Mauritian
Flag description four equal horizontal bands of red (top), blue, yellow, and green