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.
To learn more, visit our detailed Botswana section.
|Density||3.7 / km2 ( 9.6 / mi2 )|
|Capital||Gaborone (South East)|
|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|
What is the capital of Botswana?
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
|Elevation||1011 meters over sea level|
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