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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
24°39.5′S25°54.5′E / 24.6583°S 25.9083°E / -24.6583; 25.9083
Official languages
Ethnic groups
ReligionChristianity
Demonym
GovernmentParliamentary republic
 • PresidentIan Khama
 • Vice-PresidentMokgweetsi Masisi
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
 • 2014 estimate2,155,784[1] (145th)
 • 2011 census2,038,228 [2]
 • Density3.7/km2 (231st)
9.07/sq mi
GDP (PPP)2016 estimate
 • Total$38.819 billion[3]
 • Per capita$18,021[3]
GDP (nominal)2016 estimate
 • Total$13.011 billion[3]
 • Per capita$6,040[3]
Gini (2013)60.5[4]
very high
HDI (2014)Increase 0.698[5]
medium ·106th
CurrencyPula (BWP)
Time zoneCentral Africa Time(UTC+2)
Date formatDD/MM/YYYY
Drives on theleft
Calling code+267
ISO 3166 codeBW
Internet TLD.bw
Website
www.gov.bw

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of October 9, 2016


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