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Motswana Symbols

  • Animal: Zebra
  • Bird: Lilac-breasted Roller
  • Coat of Arms:

    Flag of Botswana

  • Coat of Arms: 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.
  • Flag of Botswana
  • Motto: Pula ("Rain")

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)
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This page was last updated on September 29, 2015.