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Botswana

Official English Name: Republic of Botswana

Common English Name: Botswana

Capital: Gaborone

REGION
Southern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
South Africa (South)
Zimbabwe (East)
Zambia (Northeast)
Namibia (West)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
None (Landlocked)
TOTAL AREA
581,730 km2 (97.4% land, 2.6% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
4,347.1 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
0 km (Landlocked)
CLIMATE
Semiarid
TERRAIN
Predominantly flat
Rolling hills and desert in the southwest
HIGHEST POINT
Tsodilo Hills (1,489 m)
LOWEST POINT
Junction of Limpopo and Shashe Rivers (513 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Diamonds
Copper
Nickel
Salt
Soda ash
Potash
Coal
Iron ore
Silver
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Sandstorms
DEMONYM
Motswana (singular)
Batswana (plural)
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Tswana (79%)
Kalanga (11%)
Basarwa (3%)
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
English
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Setswana
Kalanga
Sekgalagadi
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Christian (71.6%)
Badimo (6%)
POPULATION
2,209,208
LARGEST CITY
Gaborone (227,333)
OTHER MAJOR CITIES
Francistown (100,079)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Parliamentary Republic
HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT
President Ian Khama
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
10 Districts
6 Town councils
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
30 September 1966 (from the United Kingdom)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Zebra
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Fatshe leno la rona
GDP PER CAPITA
$16,400 (USD)
CURRENCY
P (Pula)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = P10.64
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.bw
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+267

Eye contact is considered rude and confrontational.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bc.html (Majority of information)

http://ecastats.uneca.org/aicmd/Portals/0/Census%202011%20Preliminary%20%20Brief%20Sept%2029%202011.pdf (City population)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 28 October 2016