Flag of Botswana

Flag of Botswana

The flag of Botswana, which has been adopted in 1966 during the declaration of independence, is composed of a pale blue sheet, which bears a black horizontal stripe in its center. Moreover, the entire sheet and the stripe are bounded by a white trim. The symbolism of colors has several interpretations. One of them says that the flag has been inspired by a state symbol, whose motto is Pula (Setswana in the local language), which means "Let there be rain". Therefore, blue color should symbolize water, black and white stripes are supposed to commemorate zebra, the national animal of Botswana and also shield bearer. Three colors can also represent various ethnic groups living in the country and hope for their peaceful coexistence.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Namibia Namibia Windhoek 2,113,077 824,292 km2
Flag of South Africa South Africa Pretoria 52,981,991 1,221,040 km2
Flag of Zambia Zambia Lusaka 14,580,290 752,618 km2
Flag of Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Harare 12,973,808 390,757 km2

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Main information

Country
Botswana
Capital city
Gaborone
Population
2,024,904 (2011)
Total area
581,730 km2
Formation
30. 9. 1966
Highest point
Otse Hill (1,491 m)
GDP
$ 15,706 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
botswana pula (BWP)
Code
BW (BWA)
Calling code
+267
Internet TLD
.bw

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By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Botswana (Gaborone)
English
Botswana (Gaborone)
German
Botsuana (Gaborone)
French
Botswana (Gaborone)
Italian
Botswana (Gaborone)
Spanish
Botsuana (Gaborone)
Russian
Ботсвана (Габороне)
Slovak
Botswana (Gaborone)
Polish
Botswana (Gaborone)
Portuguese
Botswana (Gaborone)
Chinese
波札那 (哈博罗内)
Japanese
ボツワナ (ガボローネ)
Turkish
Botsvana (Gaborone)
Norwegian
Botswana (Gaborone)
Swedish
Botswana (Gaborone)
Hungarian
Botswana (Gaborone)
Dutch
Botswana (Gaborone)
Danish
Botswana (Gaborone)
Finnish
Botswana (Gaborone)
Hebrew
בוטסואנה (גאבורון)

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