Flag of Swaziland
State flag of the Kingdom of Swaziland has been officially approved in October 1967 a few months before the declaration of sovereignty.
Description and proportions of the flag of Swaziland
Swaziland Flag has a standard rectangularshape and the ratio of side lengths expressed by the proportion of 3: 2. The panel is divided horizontally into five bands with each other by unequal width. Top and bottom of the flag of Swaziland are located dark blue stripes, the central field wider than twice than the blue field and has a dark red color, and between the stripes are narrow field of bright yellow. On the red of the flag and equidistant from the edges of the cloth, and yellow stripes on the shield is applied on a background of African spears and a staff of two, arranged horizontally and parallel to each other.
The shield and a staff there are nationalcharacters - decorative tassels of feathers that represent the royal power. Red box Swaziland flag recalls the battles and battles for independence and gave the Patriots in this struggle of life. Blue stripes talk about wanting people in the country live in peace and prosperity, and yellow symbolizes wealth Swaziland subsoil and its natural resources. The shield, adorns the flag of Swaziland, there is a black and white painting, symbolizing the friendly relations of representatives of the two races in the country.
African Shield and is depicted on the coat of arms of Swaziland,which is decorated with the figure of a lion and an elephant. Animals kept heraldic shield of azure color, topped by the stylized crown with green feathers. He placed the image of the African shield with a spear and arrow, and the bottom is white ribbon inscribed with the word «Siyinqaba».
Nguni shield with spears and arrows on the flag of Swaziland - a totem protects against enemies. Lion on the coat of arms symbolizes the king, and the elephant - the queen-mother, which the country people of honor and respect.
Swaziland flag on the law of the country can only be used by government agencies located on the land, and the land parts of the country's armed forces.
History of Swaziland flag
Swaziland Flag was adopted shortly before theas the UK government has provided full independence. Until 1968, the Kingdom of Swaziland was one of the colonial territories of Her Majesty, and its flag is a blue flag with located in the upper part of the hoist the flag of the United Kingdom.