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Where is Botswana?

map showing the location of Botswana

Located in the continent of Africa, Botswana covers 566,730 square kilometers of land and 15,000 square kilometers of water, making it the 48th largest nation in the world with a total area of 581,730 square kilometers.

Botswana became an independent state in 1966, after gaining its sovereignty from The United Kingdom. The population of Botswana is 2,098,018 (2012) and the nation has a density of 4 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Botswana is the Pula (BWP). As well, the people of Botswana are refered to as Motswana/Batswana.

The dialing code for the country is 267 and the top level internet domain for Motswana/Batswana sites is .bw.

Botswana shares land borders with 4 countries: Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

To learn more, visit our detailed Botswana section.

Quick facts

Population 2,098,018
Density 3.7 / km2 ( 9.6 / mi2 )
Language English
Independence Year 1966
Capital Gaborone (South East)
Currency Pula
GDP 15,813,371,063 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 7,537 (2014 data)
Land Area 566,730 km2 (218,816 mi2)
Water Area 15,000 km2 (5,792 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa
Minimum Longitude 20.000
Maximum Longitude 29.360
Mininum Latitude -26.900
Maximum Latitude -17.780

What is the capital of Botswana?

map showing the location of Botswana
Location of Gaborone on a map.

Gaborone is the capital city of Botswana. It has a population of 208,411, and is located on a latitue of -24.65 and longitude of 25.91.

Gaborone is also the political center of Botswana, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Gaborone, the Capital Of Botswana

City Gaborone
Country Botswana
Population 208,411
Longitude 25.90859000
Latitude -24.65451000
Elevation 1011 meters over sea level

Most popular cities in Botswana

Rank City Population
#1Gaborone208,411
#2Francistown89,979
#3Molepolole63,248
#4Selebi-Phikwe53,727

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.