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Republic of Botswana
Lefatshe la Botswana  (Tswana)
FlagCoat of arms
Motto: "Pula" (Tswana)
"Rain"
Anthem: Fatshe leno la rona  (Tswana)
This Land of Ours
Location of  Botswana  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Botswana  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Gaborone
25°40′S25°55′E / 25.667°S 25.917°E / -25.667; 25.917
Official languages
Ethnic groups
Demonym
GovernmentUnitaryparliamentary republic
 - PresidentIan Khama
 - Vice-PresidentPonatshego Kedikilwe
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence from the United Kingdom
 - Established (Constitution)30 September 1966 
Area
 - Total581,730 km2 (48th)
224,610 sq mi
 - Water (%)2.6
Population
 - 2010 estimate2,029,307[1] (144th)
 - 2001 census1,680,863
 - Density3.4/km2 (231st)
8.9/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2013 estimate
 - Total$33.388 billion[2]
 - Per capita$17,596[2]
GDP (nominal)2013 estimate
 - Total$18.262 billion[2]
 - Per capita$9,624[2]
Gini (1993)63[3]
very high
HDI (2013)Decrease 0.634[4]
medium ·119th
CurrencyPula (BWP)
Time zoneCentral Africa Time(UTC+2)
 - Summer (DST)not observed (UTC)
Drives on theleft
Calling code+267
ISO 3166 codeBW
Internet TLD.bw

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 26, 2012


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