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Botswana

Although most famous for the spectacular inland Okavango Delta, the land-locked country of Botswana is mostly dominated by the Kalahari Desert which covers 84% of the country.

The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta on Earth. Instead of flowing into the sea, the annual flood of fresh water flows inland, spreading over 15 000kmē of the Kalahari sand in a maze of lagoons and channels.

Botswana is bordered by Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, Namibia to the north and west,
and South Africa to the south
and southeast.

Although Botswana has no mountain ranges to speak of, the almost uniformly flat landscape is punctuated occasionally by low hills, especially along the southeastern boundary and in the far northwest.

Botswana is a sparsely populated country with a stable, democratic government. Its economic growth and development continue apace to the present day.
 

Flag of Botswana

Botswana Facts

Full Name Botswana (formally Bechuanaland)
Capital City Gaborone
Area 600,370 sq km
Population 1,640,115
Time Zone GMT/UTC +2
Languages Setswana 78.2%
Kalanga 7.9%
Sekgalagadi 2.8%
English 2.1% (official)
other 8.6%
unspecified 0.4%
Currency Pula (P)
Climate semiarid; warm winters and hot summers
   

 


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