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Lesotho Flag

Lesotho Flag

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Our Lesotho flags are produced in the traditional 2:1 ratio used for National flags in the UK so this flag will match others of the same size if you are flying several flags together. We use a MOD grade Knitted Polyester which has been tested for its durability and suitability for production of flags.

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Our flags are manufactured to the highest standards. We offer flags in a choice of two materials, Hand Made National Flags, and Digitally Printed National Flags

 

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History of the Lesotho Flag

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Trivia
The flag was created in honour the 40th anniversary of the country.
Technical Specifications
Adopted4th October 2006
Proportion2:3
DesignA blue-white-green horizontal tricolour with a black basotho had in the centre.
Colours
PMSBlue:ReflexGreen:347
Brief History

In 1884 Basutoland, now modern day Lesotho, became a British Crown Colony and an unofficial colonial flag was flown. It featured a British blue ensign with a green shield surrounded by a white circle in the right hand side.

Inside the shield were a brown crocodile, a golden ram and corn.

This unofficial flag was used until Basutoland gained independence in 1966. The British Flag would also have been flown at this point.

When Basutoland gained independence from Britain the countries name was changed to Lesotho. A national flag was adopted that featured a blue field with a red and green stripe on the left hand side and a mokorotlo in centre of the blue portion.

After a military coup brought in a new regime in 1987 a new flag was adopted. This new flag was a white field with a green triangle and blue stripe in right hand side. A symbol featuring the tradition Basotho shield with a lance and club was top left.  The white represented peace, the blue represented replenishing rain and green vegetation.

In 2006 a new flag was chosen in honour of Lesotho 40th anniversary. A blue-white-green tricolour was adopted with a black basotho at the centre.  The flag is said to represent peace and unity as a black nation.

The Coat of Arms of Lesotho

The current Coat of Arms of Lesotho was adopted in 2006, it is very similar to the original version, the only difference being the colour of the shield, banner and objects.

The Coat of Arms features a blue crocodile on a brown shield, which is in front of a crossed club and lance. Horses are at either side of the shield and below is a banner stating “PEACE, RAIN, PROSPERITY.”

The Royal Standard of Lesotho

The current Royal Standard of Lesotho was adopted in 2006 and features the current national flag with the Coat of Arms of Lesotho at the centre.

The Historical Royal Standards of Lesotho

The royal standard has changed with each subsequent flag. The previous flags are the same as the national flag with the Coat of Arms of Lesotho attached.

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