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Flag of Eswatini

The flag of Eswatini (Swaziland) was adopted on October 6, 1968 after Eswatini gained independence from the British Empire on September 6, 1968. The design of the flag is based on a flag given by King Sobhuza II to the Swazi Pioneer Corps in 1941.

The flag is based on the military flag given by King Sobhuza II to the Swazi Pioneer Corps in 1941 to remind them of the nation's military traditions. On 25 April 1967, the day the pledge of oath was taken by the king the flag was hoisted for the first time. The College of Arms in London registered the flag on 30 October 1967. The first official hoisting of the flag was conducted on this day.

The flag is rectangular with length and breadth in a ratio of 3:2 respectively. The red stands for past battles, the blue for peace and stability, and the yellow for the resources of Eswatini. The central focus of the flag is a Nguni shield and two spears, symbolizing protection from the country's enemies. Its colour is meant to show that white and black people live in peaceful coexistence in Eswatini. The flag has five horizontal stripes—two blue stripes at the top and bottom while the center stripe is red. Two thin yellow stripes border the red stripe. On the red stripe is an ox hide combat shield from the traditional Swazi Emasotsha Regiment, laid horizontally. The shield is reinforced by a staff from which hangs injobo tassels-bunches of feathers of the widowbird and the lourie. They also decorate the shield. These feathers are used only by the king. Above the staff are two assegais-local spears, a Swazi fighting stick and three royal Swazi ornamental tassels called tinjobo, which are made from widow bird and loury feathers.

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Flag of Eswatini

Country - Swaziland

Eswatini (eSwatini ), officially the Kingdom of Eswatini (Umbuso weSwatini) and also known as Swaziland, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. It is bordered by Mozambique to its northeast and South Africa to its north, west and south. At no more than 200 km north to south and 130 km east to west, Eswatini is one of the smallest countries in Africa; despite this, its climate and topography are diverse, ranging from a cool and mountainous highveld to a hot and dry lowveld.

The population is primarily ethnic Swazis. The language is Swazi (siSwati in native form). The Swazis established their kingdom in the mid-18th century under the leadership of Ngwane III. The country and the Swazi take their names from Mswati II, the 19th-century king under whose rule Swazi territory was expanded and unified; the present boundaries were drawn up in 1881 in the midst of the Scramble for Africa. After the Second Boer War, the kingdom, under the name of Swaziland, was a British protectorate from 1903 until it regained its independence on 6 September 1968. In April 2018 the official name was changed from Kingdom of Swaziland to Kingdom of Eswatini, mirroring the name commonly used in Swazi.
Neighbourhood - Country  

  •  Mozambique 
  •  South Africa 

Language

Flag of Eswatini (English)  Bandiera dello Swaziland (Italiano)  Vlag van Swaziland (Nederlands)  Drapeau de l'Eswatini (Français)  Flagge Swasilands (Deutsch)  Bandeira da Suazilândia (Português)  Флаг Свазиленда (Русский)  Bandera de Suazilandia (Español)  Flaga Eswatini (Polski)  史瓦帝尼國旗 (中文)  Swazilands flagga (Svenska)  Drapelul Swazilandului (Română)  スワジランドの国旗 (日本語)  Прапор Свазіленду (Українська)  Национално знаме на Свазиленд (Български)  에스와티니의 국기 (한국어)  Swazimaan lippu (Suomi)  Bendera Eswatini (Bahasa Indonesia)  Esvatinio vėliava (Lietuvių)  Swazilands flag (Dansk)  Svazijská vlajka (Česky)  Svaziland bayrağı (Türkçe)  Застава Есватинија (Српски / Srpski)  Svaasimaa lipp (Eesti)  Vlajka Svazijska (Slovenčina)  Szváziföld zászlaja (Magyar)  Zastava Svazija (Hrvatski)  ธงชาติเอสวาตีนี (ไทย)  Σημαία του Εσουατίνι (Ελληνικά) 
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