Flag of Botswana (GIF)



The national flag of Botswana (Setswana: folaga ya Botswana) consists of a light blue field cut horizontally by a black stripe with a white border in the center. The light blue color represents water and rain. The white and black colors symbolize harmony and cooperation between people of different races. The height-to-width ratio in the flag is 2:3, and the flag was adopted on September 30, 1966.

Its traditional shield has cogwheels representing industry, waves representing water, and a bull's head symbolizing livestock. Two zebras supporting the shield symbolize wildlife, and one holds sorghum, the nation's important crop, while the other holds an ivory, symbolizing the ancient ivory trade. The word "PULA," written on a blue ribbon, means rain and good luck and is also the name of the country's currency.

The Botswana flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the world globe.
Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country located in South Africa. Its capital is Gaborone, and its population is about 2,340,000.

The waving flag of Botswana with its coat of arms (unofficial)


COUNTRY PROFILE
Capital and largest city:Gaborone (pop. 227,000)
Other major cities:Francistown (100,000)
Official languages:English, Setswana
Region:Southern Africa
Ethnic groups:80% Tswana
10% Kalanga
2.9% Basarwa
3.1% White
4% Other
Religion:73% Christian
20% No religion
6% African traditional religion
1% Others
Demonym:Batswana or Botswanan
Area:581,730 km²
(224,610 sq mi)
Population:2,340,000
Currency:Botswana pula


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

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