The flag of Botswana is set on a light blue field and features a horizontal, white edged black stripe through the centre of the flag. The flag's blue colour is said to represent water (a precious commodity for a country which relies on agriculture) whilst its black and white stripe is said to represent both the racial diversity of Botswana as well as the colours of the zebra, the national animal of Botswana.
The flag of Botswana was officially adopted on 30 September 1966 following the country gaining its independence from Britain.
The flag's ratio is 2:3.
The flag of Botswana flies