Flag of Botswana (GIF)

The national flag of Botswana (Setswana: folaga ya Botswana) is a striking design composed of a light blue field with a white-bordered black horizontal stripe running across the center. The central black stripe, bordered by white, embodies the values of harmony and unity among people of different races within Botswana. The color blue itself signifies water and rain, which is a precious resource in the region and is essential for the country's development and sustenance. Overall, the flag embodies Botswana's dedication to democracy, unity, and development, making it a vibrant representation of the nation's values and aspirations.

Adopted:September 30, 1966
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇧🇼

The coat of arms of Botswana is a rich representation of the nation's values and heritage. It features a shield supported by two zebras, symbolizing unity and the significance of wildlife in the country. The zebras holding sorghum and ivory represent the importance of agriculture and the historical significance of the ivory trade. The shield itself bears three cogwheels representing industry and progress, along with blue waves symbolizing the vital role of water resources. Additionally, a bull's head symbolizes the importance of livestock in Botswana's economy and culture. The inscription "PULA" written on the blue ribbon, which is also the name of the country's currency, symbolizes rain and good luck and emphasizes the importance of water for the prosperity and well-being of the country. This coat of arms encapsulates Botswana's commitment to development, conservation, and the prosperity of its people.

The Botswana flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country located in South Africa. Its capital is Gaborone, and its population is about 2.397 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders with Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

The waving flag of Botswana with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Gaborone
Other major city:Francistown
Official languages:English, Setswana
Region:Southern Africa
Ethnic groups:80% Tswana,
10% Kalanga,
2.9% Basarwa,
3.1% White,
4% Other
Religions:73% Christian,
20% No Religion,
6% African Traditional Religion,
1% Others
Nationality name:Batswana or Botswanan
Area:581,730 km²
(224,610 sq mi)
Population:2.397 million (2021)
Country codes:BW, BWA (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.bw
Calling code:+267

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Botswana (Tswana: Folaga ya Botswana), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Botswana
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Botswana

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