Botswana Facts, History, Population, Currency, Religion, Flag

Botswana Facts, History, Population, Currency, Religion, Flag, Economy, Language.

A digital travel guide to Botswana, a southern African country that is landlocked. South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Namibia are its immediate neighbors.

The country is slightly larger than France and slightly smaller than the state of Texas in the United States, with a total size of 582,000 square kilometers.

The Tropics cover almost two-thirds of the country. Some of Africa’s most renowned natural landscapes can be found in Botswana. National parks, reserves, and wildlife management areas make up 38% of the total land area.

The country is sparsely populated since up to 70% of the country is covered by the Kalahari Desert, the large arid to semi-arid landscape in Southern Africa covering much of Botswana and parts of Namibia and South Africa. The majority of Botswana’s (estimated 2016) total population of 2.2 million people live in the region’s eastern half.

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Botswana at a glance

Botswana Country Profile

CAPITAL CITY: Gaborone (population 208,000)
LANGUAGE: English, Setswana
ELECTRICITY: Type D (Old British 3-pin) Type G (Irish/British 3-pin) Type M (see D)
POPULATION: 2.588 million
TIME ZONE: (GMT+02:00) Windhoek

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