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Republic of Botswana
Lefatshe la Botswana  (Tswana)
Motto: "Pula" (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
ReligionChristianity
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) (48th)
• Water (%)
2.6
Population
• 2014 estimate
2,155,784[1] (145th)
• 2011 census
2,038,228 [2]
• Density
3.7/km2 (9.6/sq mi) (231st)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$39.054 billion[3]
• Per capita
$17,918[3]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$15.564 billion[3]
• Per capita
$7,140[3]
Gini (2013)60.5[4]
very high
HDI (2015)Steady 0.698[5]
medium · 108th
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 July 9, 2017


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