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Flag of Lesotho

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Flag of Lesotho

Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: 4 October 2006
Design: A horizontal triband of blue, white and green; charged with a black mokorotlo (a Basotho hat) centred on the white band.


The current national flag of Lesotho, adopted on the 40th anniversary of Lesotho's independence on 4 October 2006, features a horizontal blue, white, and green tricolour with a black mokorotlo (a Basotho hat) in the center. The design is intended to reflect a nation that is both peaceful internally and with its neighbour South Africa, replacing the old flag design that featured a military emblem of a shield, spear and knobkerrie.

The symbolism of the colours is:

Colour Meaning
Blue represents the sky or rain.
Green represents prosperity.
White represents peace. Lesotho has had the ideology of peace since the ages of King Moshoeshoe I.
Kingdom of Lesotho

'Muso oa Lesotho (Sesotho)
Flag of Lesotho
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Coat of arms
Motto: "Khotso, Pula, Nala" (Sotho)
"Peace, Rain, Prosperity"
Anthem: Lesotho Fatše La Bontata Rona
(English: "Lesotho, land of our Fathers")
Location of Lesotho (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue & dark grey) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Lesotho (dark blue)

– in Africa (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union (light blue)

Location of Lesotho
Capital
and largest city
Maseru
29°28′S 27°56′E / 29.467°S 27.933°E / -29.467; 27.933
Official languages
  • Sesotho
  • English
Ethnic groups
  • 99.7% Basotho
  • 0.3% other Africans
Demonym(s)
  • Mosotho (singular)
  • Basotho (plural)
Government Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy
• Monarch
Letsie III
• Prime Minister
Tom Thabane
• Deputy prime minister
Monyane Moleleki
• Assembly Speaker
Sephiri Motanyane
Legislature Parliament
• Upper house
Senate
• Lower house
National Assembly
Independence
• from the United Kingdom
4 October 1966
Area
• Total
30,355 km2 (11,720 sq mi) (137th)
• Water (%)
0.0032%
Population
• 2016 estimate
2,203,821 (144th)
• 2004 census
2,031,348
• Density
68.1/km2 (176.4/sq mi) (138th)
GDP (PPP) 2017 estimate
• Total
$7.448 billion
• Per capita
$3,868
GDP (nominal) 2017 estimate
• Total
$2.721 billion
• Per capita
$1,413
Gini (2015) 54.2
high · 17
HDI (2018) Increase 0.515
low · 160th
Currency Lesotho loti (LSL), South African rand (ZAR)
Time zone UTC+2 (South African Standard Time)
Driving side left
Calling code +266
ISO 3166 code LS
Internet TLD .ls
Estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected.

Flag of Lesotho

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