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Flag of Eswatini (Swaziland)

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Flag of Eswatini (Swaziland)

Use: State and war flag
Proportion: 2:3
Adopted: October 6, 1968
Design: A horizontal triband of blue (top and bottom) and the yellow-edged red (triple width) with the large black and white Nguni shield covering two spears and the staff decorated with the feather tassels called injobo (tassels-bunches of feathers of the widowbird and the lourie) all centered horizontally of the red band.
Designed by: King Sobhuza II
The flag of Eswatini (Swaziland) was adopted on October 6, 1968 after Eswatini (then Swaziland) gained independence from the British Empire on September 6, 1968. The design of the flag is based on a flag given by King Sobhuza II to the Swazi Pioneer Corps in 1941.

History
The flag is based on the military flag given by King Sobhuza II to the Swazi Pioneer Corps in 1941 to remind them of the nation's military traditions.[2] On 25 April 1967, the day the pledge of oath was taken by the king the flag was hoisted for the first time. The College of Arms in London registered the flag on 30 October 1967. The first official hoisting of the flag was conducted on this day.

Specifications
The flag is rectangular with length and breadth in a ratio of 3:2 respectively. The red stands for past battles, the blue for peace and stability, and the yellow for the resources of Eswatini. The central focus of the flag is a Nguni shield and two spears, symbolizing protection from the country's enemies. Its colour is meant to show that white and black people live in peaceful coexistence in Eswatini. The flag has five horizontal stripes—two blue stripes at the top and bottom while the center stripe is red. Two thin yellow stripes border the red stripe. On the red stripe is an ox hide combat shield from the traditional Swazi Emasotsha Regiment, laid horizontally. The shield is reinforced by a staff from which hangs injobo tassels-bunches of feathers of the widowbird and the lourie. They also decorate the shield. These feathers are used only by the king. Above the staff are two assegais-local spears, a Swazi fighting stick and three royal Swazi ornamental tassels called tinjobo, which are made from widow bird and loury feathers.

Kingdom of Eswatini

Umbuso weSwatini (Swazi)
Flag of Eswatini
Flag
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Coat of arms
Motto:
"Siyinqaba" (Swazi)
"We are a fortress"
"We are a mystery/riddle"
"We hide ourselves away"
Anthem:
Nkulunkulu Mnikati wetibusiso temaSwati
Oh God, Bestower of the Blessings of the Swazi
Location of Eswatini (dark blue) – in Africa (light blue) – in the African Union (light blue)
Location of Eswatini (dark blue)

– in Africa (light blue)
– in the African Union (light blue)

Location of Eswatini
Capital
  • Mbabane (executive)
  • Lobamba (legislative)
Largest city Mbabane
Official languages
  • Swazi
  • English
Demonym(s) Swazi
Government Unitary parliamentary absolute diarchy
• Ngwenyama
Mswati III
• Ndlovukati
Ntfombi Tfwala
• Prime Minister
Ambrose Dlamini
Legislature Parliament
• Upper house
Senate
• Lower house
House of Assembly
Independence from the United Kingdom
• Granted
6 September 1968
• United Nations membership
24 September 1968
• Current constitution
1975
Area
• Total
17,364 km2 (6,704 sq mi) (153rd)
• Water (%)
0.9
Population
• 2016 estimate
1,343,098 (154th)
• 2017 census
1,093,238
• Density
68.2/km2 (176.6/sq mi) (135th)
GDP (PPP) 2018 estimate
• Total
$12.023 billion
• Per capita
$10,346
GDP (nominal) 2018 estimate
• Total
$4.756 billion
• Per capita
$4,092
Gini (2015) Positive decrease 49.5
high
HDI (2017) Increase 0.588
medium · 144th
Currency
  • Swazi lilangeni (SZL)
  • South African rand (ZAR)
Time zone UTC+2 (SAST)
Driving side left
Calling code +268
ISO 3166 code SZ
Internet TLD .sz
Website
www.gov.sz

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