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Republic of Botswana
Lefatshe la Botswana  (Tswana)
Motto: "Pula" (Tswana)
"Rain"
Anthem: Fatshe leno la rona  (Tswana)
Blessed Be Our 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 languages
Ethnic groups
(2012[1])
Religion
Demonym(s)
  • Batswana (plural)
  • Motswana (singular)
GovernmentUnitary dominant-party[3][4][5] parliamentary constitutional republic[6]
• President
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)2021 estimate
• Total
$43,389 billion[11] (120)
• Per capita
$18,113[11] (99)
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$18.726 billion[11] (120)
• Per capita
$7,817[12] (101)
Gini (2015)Positive decrease 53.3[13]
high
HDI (2019)Increase 0.735[14]
high · 100th
CurrencyPula (BWP)
Time zoneCentral Africa Time (GMT+2)[15]
Date formatdd/mm/yyyy
Driving sideleft
Calling code+267
ISO 3166 codeBW
Internet TLD.bw
Website
www.gov.bw

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.