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Republic of Botswana
Lefatshe la Botswana  (Tswana)
Motto: Pula
"Rain"
Anthem: Fatshe leno la rona
"Blessed Be This Noble Land"
Botswana (centered orthographic projection).svg
Location Botswana AU Africa.svg
Capital
and largest city
Gaborone
24°39.5′S 25°54.5′E / 24.6583°S 25.9083°E / -24.6583; 25.9083
Official languagesEnglish[1]
National languageSetswana[1]
Ethnic groups
(2012[2])
Religion
Demonym(s)
  • Batswana (plural)
  • Motswana (singular)
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party parliamentary republic with an executive presidency[4][5]
• President
Mokgweetsi Masisi[6]
Slumber Tsogwane
Phandu Skelemani
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence 
• Established (Constitution)
30 September 1966
Area
• Total
581,730 km2 (224,610 sq mi)[7] (47th)
• Water (%)
2.7
Population
• 2018 estimate
2,254,068[8][9] (145th)
• 2011 census
2,024,904
• Density
3.7/km2 (9.6/sq mi) (231st)
GDP (PPP)2022 estimate
• Total
$43.474 billion[10] (120)
• Per capita
$19,287[10] (99)
GDP (nominal)2022 estimate
• Total
$16.948 billion[10] (120)
• Per capita
$7,519[11] (101)
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 53.3[12]
high
HDI (2019)Increase 0.735[13]
high · 100th
CurrencyPula (BWP)
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time[14])
Date formatyyyy-mm-dd
dd/mm/yyyya
Driving sideleft
Calling code+267
ISO 3166 codeBW
Internet TLD.bw
Website
www.gov.bw
  1. yyyy-mm-dd in Setswana; dd/mm/yyyy in English.

Botswana

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. It is connected to Zambia across the short Zambezi River border by the Kazungula Bridge.