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Geography Statistics of Botswana

Botswana's Information

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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
  • Coastline: 0 km landlocked (0 miles)
  • Land Area:
    (land) 218,814 sq miles (566,730 sq km)
    (water) 5,792 sq miles (15,000 sq km)
    (TOTAL) 224,606 sq miles (581,730 sq km)

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  • Land Area: (all countries)
  • Land Divisions: There are 9 districts and 5 town councils; districts include: Central, Ghanzi, Kgalagadi, Kgatleng, Kweneng, Northwest, Northeast, Southeast, Souther; town councils include: Francistown, Gaborone, Jwaneng, Lobatse, and Selebi-Pikwe
  • Horizontal Width: 427.91 miles (688.66 km) from Mamuno east to Serowe
  • Vertical Length: 483.81 miles (778.62 km) from Kasane south to Kanye

    Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
  • Bordering Countries: (3) Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe
  • Geographic Center: About 168.72 miles (271.52 km) east of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve
  • Highest Point: Tsodilo Hills 5,521 ft. (1,489 m)
  • Lowest Point: junction of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers 1,683 ft. (513 m)
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Relative Location

Botswana Trivia

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 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 is the biggest city in Botswana?

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

Biggest Cities 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 capital of Botswana?

Gaborone is the capital of Botswana.

What Is The Capital Of Botswana?

What are the Ecological Regions of Botswana?

The larger biomes encompassing the ecoregions of Botswana include Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands, Flooded Grasslands and Savannas, Deserts and Xeric Shrublands, Zambezi Freshwater, and Southern Temperate Freshwater.

Ecological Regions Of Botswana

About the Author

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