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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)
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Botswana Flag:
Flag of Botswana

The Botswana flag was officially adopted on September 30, 1966.

The colors on the flag correspond to those on the national coat of arms. The blue represents water, the white-black-white bands depict the racial harmony of the people as well as the pluralist nature of the society. They are inspired by the coat of the zebra, the national animal.

Larger Botswana flag

Botswana Coat of Arms:
Flag of Botswana

Botswana's coat of arms was adopted on January 25, 1966, and contains a shield supported by two zebras. The zebras hold onto a tusk of ivory (symbolic of the former ivory trade) and an ear of sorghum (an important crop to the nation. Within the shield are three cogwheels representing industry, three waves symbolizing water, and the head of a bull to depict the importance of cattle herding.

The national motto "Pula" ("Rain") is displayed on a ribbon below.

This page was last updated on July 10, 2020.

Botswana Trivia

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 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?

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 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 Government Does Botswana Have?

In the parliamentary representative democratic republic of Botswana, the president of the nation serves as both the head of state and government.

What Type Of Government Does Botswana Have?

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