IndexMundi Home
Flag of Botswana

Botswana

Factbook > Countries

Introduction

Geography

Demographics

Government

Economy

Energy

Telecommunications

Transportation

Military

Transnational Issues

Environment

Health

Republic of Botswana

Lefatshe la Botswana  (Tswana)
Motto: "Pula!" (Tswana)
"Rain"
Anthem: Fatshe leno la rona  (Tswana)
Blessed Be Our Noble Land
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 languagesEnglishSetswana
Ethnic groups
(2012 est.[1])
Religion
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitarydominant-party[3][4][5]parliamentaryconstitutional republic[6]
Mokgweetsi Masisi[7]
Slumber Tsogwane
Phandu Skelemani
Terence Rannowane
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence 
• Established (Constitution)
30 September 1966
Area
• Total
581,730 km2 (224,610 sq mi)[8] (47th)
• Water (%)
2.7
Population
• 2018 estimate
2,254,068[9][10] (145th)
• 2011 census
2,024,904
• Density
3.7/km2 (9.6/sq mi) (231st)
GDP (PPP)2019 estimate
• Total
$44.3 billion[11]
• Per capita
$18,654[11]
GDP (nominal)2019 estimate
• Total
$19.651 billion[11]
• Per capita
$8,263[11]
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 53.3[12]
high
HDI (2018)Increase 0.728[13]
high · 94th
CurrencyBotswana pula (BWP)
Time zoneCentral Africa Time (GMT+2)[14]
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+267
ISO 3166 codeBW
Internet TLD.bw
Website
www.gov.bw

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


Home | About | Search | Site Map | Blog | Discussion Forums