Flag of Lesotho (GIF)

The national flag of Lesotho (Sesotho: Folaga ye Lesotho) features three horizontal bands of blue, white, and green, with a distinctive black Basotho cap placed prominently in the center of the white band. The blue stripe symbolizes the sky and rain, essential for the nation's agriculture. The green represents the country's fertile lands and prosperity, while the white signifies the importance of peace. The black Basotho cap is a powerful emblem of Lesotho's cultural identity, reflecting the heritage and unity of its people. Collectively, the flag's design and colors encapsulate the nation's natural beauty, commitment to harmony, and the rich cultural heritage of its citizens.

Adopted:October 4, 2006
Flag image:Animated GIF (25 frames looped)
Flag emoji code:🇱🇸

The coat of arms of Lesotho features a prominent depiction of a blue crocodile positioned on a Basotho shield, representing the Bakoena dynasty, the largest ethnic group in Lesotho. Accompanying the shield are two crossed traditional weapons, an assegai and a knobkierie, while on each side stand two Basotho horses as supporters. At the bottom, a ribbon displays the national motto of Lesotho, "Khotso, Pula, Nala" (Peace, Rain, Prosperity), representing the nation's aspirations for harmony, agricultural prosperity, and overall well-being. The presence of the crocodile from the former Basutoland's arms in the shield maintains a connection to the nation's historical legacy while celebrating its rich culture, strength, and aspirations. Overall, the coat of arms embodies the country's rich historical heritage, cultural significance, and the enduring spirit of peace, prosperity, and protection.

The Lesotho flag is waving on a flagpole rising from the globe.
Lesotho, officially known as the Kingdom of Lesotho, is a country in southern Africa. Its capital is Maseru, and its population is about 2.159 million (2021). According to its land borders, it borders only with South Africa.

The waving flag of Lesotho with its coat of arms (unofficial)
Capital and largest city:Maseru
Other major city:Teyateyaneng
Official languages:Sesotho, English
Region:Southern Africa
Ethnic groups:99.7% Basotho,
0.3% other Africans
Religions:95% Christian,
1.5% Other,
3.5% No religion
Nationality names:Mosotho (singular),
Basotho (plural)
Area:30,355 km²
(11,720 sq mi)
Population:2.159 million (2021)
Country codes:LS, LSO (ISO 3166)
Internet Top-Level Domain:.ls
Calling code:+266

Keywords: Flag and coat of arms of Lesotho (Sesotho: Folaga ye Lesotho - Seboko ye Lesotho), GIF

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Lesotho
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coat_of_arms_of_Lesotho

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