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Botswana Flag


The national flag of Botswana was adopted on September 30, 1966 after the country received its independence from Britain.
Botswana Flag

Flag of Botswana


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: Southern Africa 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 Botswana flag

CountryBotswana
Designed byNA
AdoptedSeptember 30, 1966
RevisionNA
Design and ColorsA light blue field cut horizontally in the centre by a black stripe with a thin white frame.
Size Ratio2:3


Last Updated On : August 25th, 2017




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