What Flag Is That, December 2, 2020

The Kingdom of Lesotho in Southern Africa. It is an enclaved country (an independent country completely surrounded by another country) – South Africa. It was the British Crown Colony Basutoland until it’s independence in 2006. Lesotho roughly translates as “The land of the people who speak Sesotho”.

The current flag was officially adopted upon it’s independence from the British in October of 2006. The previous flag was similar except it had a shield in the upper left (hoist) side.

The flag now contains the same colors, but they are now horizontal bars of blue, white and green. Centered in the field is a black Mokorotlo hat. The design reflects the unofficial motto: ‘We are at peace both internally and with our only neighbor – South Africa’.

For many years Denise and I have supported an organization that helps kids in Lesotho. We are proud to fly the flag of this country.


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