Republic of Botswana is located in the south of the African Continent, with a population of 2,098,018, making it the 144th
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is Gaborone with a total population of 231,626. The country encompasses
600,370 square kilometers making it the 46th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
and South Africa.
President Seretse Khama Ian Khama is recognized as the Chief of State and Head of Government and, along with Vice President
Mompati Merafhe, achieves that status through indirect election, holds that position for five years and is eligible for a second
term. Its form of government is a parliamentary republic and they celebrate the creation of their constitution in March of 1965.
The languages commonly or officially spoken are Setswana, Kalanga, Sekgalagadi, English and other, unspecified and no faiths.
It counts among its major religions Christian, Badimo and other unspecified and no faiths. As sources of mass communication it
has 8 AM, 13 FM, 4 Short Wave and 1 Television stations.
Major geographical features are Tsodilo Hills, its highest point at 1,489 meters and the junction of the Limpopo and Shashe
Rivers, its lowest point at 513 meters. Its principal waterway is Linyanti River, which measures 300 kilometers.
Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash,
potash, livestock processing and textiles. Its official currency is the Botswana Pula.
Here’s something you may not know about Botswana. The Okavango River Delta, at 17,000 square kilometers, is the largest
inland delta in the world.
capital and largest city
|Land Rovers in the
Naxi Pan National Park
|Limpopo and Shashe
Botswana's lowest and
|Tree in the Central
|Tsodilo Hills- the
Mountain of the Gods
and its four corner
junction with Namibia,
Zambia and Zimbabwe
|Adult Prevalence Rate:
People Living with HIV/AIDS:
24.8% (2009 est.)
Updated 02 November 2012
southernmost point on
the border with South
westernmost point on
the border with Namibia
|Motswana woman in
worms- a staple of the
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