Flag of Eswatini (Swaziland)

Flag of Eswatini (Swaziland)

The background of the flag of Swaziland, which has been adopted in 1968, consists of five horizontal stripes. The very top and the bottom one are blue, followed by two narrower yellow stripes and wider red stripe in the middle. In the center of the red stripe, a white-black Masai shield with two spears and a stick behind is placed. Both ends of the stick as well as the shield itself are decorated with purple-blue feathers from modes cock and Turacos. The shield and arms meant to symbolize readiness of Swaziland people to fight for their territory. Tufts of feathers represent Swaziland royal dynasty. Dark red stripe represents past bloodsheds and black and white on the shield reminds racial tolerance in the country.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes SZ, SWZ (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Kingdom of Eswatini
Capital city Lobamba
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, Commonwealth of Nations, African Union, Southern African Development Community
Population 1 093 238 (2017)
Total area 17 364 km2
Highest point Emlembe (1 862 m, 6 109 ft)
Lowest point Maputo River (21 m, 69 ft)
GDP per capita $ 4 146 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Swazi lilangeni (L, SZL)
Calling code +268
Internet TLD .sz

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