Where is Botswana?

Botswana is an African country covering 581,730.00 km2 of which 2.58% is water and 566,730.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 49th largest country in the world and slightly smaller than Texas. Its geographic coordinates are 22 00 S, 24 00 E and Gaborone is the capital city.

Botswana has a 4,347.00 km border with Namibia (1,544 km), South Africa (1,969 km), Zambia (0.15 km) and Zimbabwe (834 km). The country is not currently involved in any territory disputes.

The name Botswana means "Land of the Tswana".

Its ISO code is BW.

Geography

It is located in Southern Africa. Botswana has a mean elevation of 1,013 m above sea level.

It has a semiarid climate with warm winters and hot summers. Its terrain is predominantly flat.

Population

Botswana has a population of 2,209,208 making it the 144th largest in the world.

Setswana, Sekalanga, Shekgalagadi, and English are all widely spoken. The major ethnic groups are Tswana and Kalanga. The population is mostly Christian.

The dialing code for the country is 267.

Government

Botswana is an independent country. It gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1966. Its constitution was last ratified in 1966.

Economy

Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Botswana's GDP is $35,900,000,000.00 (USD) with $16,900.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 122nd largest economy and its citizens the 95th richest in the world. The currency of Botswana is the Pula (BWP). Its main exports are diamonds, copper, nickel, soda ash, and beef. Its major imports include foodstuffs, machinery, and electrical goods.