Home > Botswana Map > Botswana Flag

Botswana Flag

by Aakash Singha

A light blue field cut horizontally in the centre by a black stripe with a thin white frame. Adopted on 30th September 1966.


Botswana Flag

The flag of Botswana consists of a light blue base with a black horizontal stripe through the middle of it. The colors on the National Flag of Botswana are similar to that of Botswana’s coats of arms.

The blue stands for water; the white and black alternate stripes illustrate the ethnic harmony of the country and the liberal nature of society as well. The stripes are inspired by the skin of the zebra, the national animal of Botswana.

The stripes are in a ratio of 9:1:4:1:9.

Official Name: The Republic of Botswana
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted on: September 30, 1966
Location: The Republic of Botswana is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, and Zambia
Capital City: Gaborone
Major Cities: Wedra, Tshane, Kahg, Mahalapaye
Area: 224,610 square miles
Population: 2,029,307
Currency: Pula (BWP)
Official Languages: English, Tswana
National Anthem: This Land of Ours
National symbol(s): zebra
National colors: blue, white, black
National anthem:
Name: “Fatshe leno la rona” (Our Land)
Lyrics/Music: Kgalemang Tumedisco MOTSETE

Facts about the Botswana flag

Country Botswana
Designed by NA
Adopted September 30, 1966
Revision NA
Design and Colors A light blue field cut horizontally in the centre by a black stripe with a thin white frame.
Size Ratio 2:3

Related Maps