The Lesotho flag combines elegance and rich symbolism, as explained above. The background of the flag is a combination of three horizontal colored stripes: Blue, White, and Green - in that order, from top to bottom. In the center of the white stripe is shown a black mokorotlo, which is a type of Basotho hat. The flag follows a proportion of 2:3.
Lesotho adopted its first flag in 1966, which was when it got independence from the United Kingdom. There were three vertical stripes of Green, Red, and Blue, with the last one taking up the most area. A white mokorotlo also featured on the flag.
In 1987, the Basotho National Party was toppled from power by a military coup, which was when a new design of the flag was introduced. This flag was in use until 2006.
|Adopted on||October 4, 2006|
|Colors used||Blue, White, and Green|
|Symbolism||Lesotho's commitment to peace|