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

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 is the capital of Botswana?

Gaborone is the capital of Botswana.

What Is The Capital Of 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 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

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

About the Author

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