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Botswana's Information

Flag of Botswana
Land Area 566,730 km2
Water Area 15,000 km2
Total Area 581,730km2 (#47)
Population 2,209,208 (#144)
Population Density 3.90/km2
Government Type Parliamentary Republic
GDP (PPP) $35.90 Billion
GDP Per Capita $16,900
Currency Pula (BWP)
More Information Botswana
Largest Cities
  • Name: Botswana
    (long form) Republic of Botswana
  • Capital City: Gaborone (231,626 pop.)
  • Botswana Population: 2,127,825 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Pula (BWP)
    (conversion rates)

    Pula
    2 Pula
  • Ethnicity: Tswana (or Setswana) 79%, Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, other 7%
  • GDP total: $32.67 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $16,800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4%
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Gaborone, Francistown, Molepolole, Selebi-Phikwe
  • Name: unknown
  • National Day: September 30
  • Religion: Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6%
  • Symbols

Botswana Trivia

What is the biggest city in Botswana?

Gaborone is the largest city in Botswana with a population of 231,000.

Biggest Cities In Botswana

What Kind of Plants Live in Botswana?

Some of the plants that live in Botswana include the sweet thorn, blady grass, the real fan palm and the medlar.

Native Plants Of Botswana

What Languages are Spoken in Botswana?

English is the official language of Botswana, while Setswana is the most widely spoken language in the country. Several other minority languages, especially Bantu languages, are also spoken in Botswana.

What Languages are Spoken in Botswana?

What is the capital of Botswana?

Gaborone is the capital of Botswana.

What Is The Capital Of Botswana?

What is the Leading Cause of Death in Botswana?

The number 1 killer of the residents of Botswana is HIV/AIDS. This disease is responsible for 32% of all deaths annually.

Botswana: Life Expectancy, Death Rate, Leading Causes of Death

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Botswana?

Botswana is rich in a wide variety of natural resources including minerals, arable land, livestock, and the nation's beautiful scenery.

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Botswana?

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