Flag of Lesotho

Flag of Lesotho

The flag of Lesotho has been adopted in 2006 and it is composed of three horizontal stripes of green, white and blue colors. In the middle of the white stripe, a Basut black hat is located. The current flag has replaced the flag used by the military coup in 1987. It was composed of three fields in green, blue and white colors separated by diagonal lines. In the white box at the top left of the flag, Basut shield with a feathered spear was placed. The white color on the former flag represented peace, blue water and rain, and green prosperity. The current appearance of the flag, which has been adopted on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the independence of the country should to express tolerance and peaceful orientation of Lesotho.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes LS, LSO (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Kingdom of Lesotho
Capital city Maseru
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, African Union, Southern African Development Community
Population 2 007 201 (2016)
Total area 30 355 km2
Highest point Thabana Ntlenyana (3 482 m, 11 424 ft)
Lowest point Confluence of Orange River and Makhaleng River (1 400 m, 4 593 ft)
GDP per capita $ 1 299 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Lesotho loti (L, LSL)
Calling code +266
Internet TLD .ls

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