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Republic of Botswana
Lefatshe la Botswana  (Tswana)
Motto: "Pula pe masă!" (Tswana)
"Rain"
Anthem: Fatshe leno la rona  (Tswana)
This Land of Ours
Location of  Botswana  (dark blue)in the African Union  (light blue)
Location of  Botswana  (dark blue)

in the African Union  (light blue)

Capital
and largest city
Gaborone
24°39.5′S25°54.5′E / 24.6583°S 25.9083°E / -24.6583; 25.9083
Official languagesEnglish
Ethnic groups
Religion
Demonym
GovernmentParliamentary republic
Ian Khama
Mokgweetsi Masisi
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence from the United Kingdom
• Established (Constitution)
30 September 1966
Area
• Total
581,730 km2 (224,610 sq mi) (47th)
• Water (%)
2.6
Population
• 2016 estimate
2,250,260[1] (145th)
• 2017 census
1,914,228 [2]
• Density
3.7/km2 (9.6/sq mi) (231st)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$39.054 billion[3]
• Per capita
$17,919[3]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$15.564 billion[3]
• Per capita
$7,141[3]
Gini (2009)Positive decrease 60.5[4]
very high
HDI (2015)Steady 0.698[5]
medium · 108th
CurrencyBotswana pula (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 January 20, 2018


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