Botswana

Botswana is a landlocked country in . Its economy, one of the most robust on the continent, is dominated by diamond mining and tourism. Botswana is famous for its wildlife, and areas like Tsodilo Hills, , in the , and the Central Kalahari Game Reserve have a very high concentration of game.

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is the capital of Botswana. It is in the south of the country, near the border to . Photo: Njengabenngugi, CC BY-SA 4.0.

The in Botswana is a swampy inland delta formed where the reaches a tectonic trough at an altitude of 930–1,000 m in the central part of the endorheic basin of the Kalahari. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a city in the east of Botswana, near the border with . Photo: Pavel Špindler, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is the fifth-largest town in Botswana. As of 2011, it had a population of 55,784. Photo: Rolinator, Public domain.

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Botswana is a region of that country. It is home to the capital, , and most of the country's population. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a region in the north of Botswana. Photo: Poco a poco, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is a region in the west of Botswana. Photo: Digr, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Botswana

Latitude of center
-21.9° or 21° 54' south
Longitude of center
24.15° or 24° 9' east
Population
1,640,000
Elevation
963 metres (3159 feet)
Capital
Area
600,370 km² (231,804 miles²)
Currency
Pula (BWP)
Phone code
267
Internet domain
.bw
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424313751
Geo­Names ID
933860
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Butswana
  • Achinese: Botswana
  • Afar: Botsvana
  • Afrikaans: Botswana
  • Akan: Botswana
  • Akan: Bɔtswana
  • Albanian: Bocuana
  • Albanian: Bocvana
  • Albanian: Botsvana
  • Amharic: ቦትስዋና
  • Arabic: Botswana
  • Arabic: بتسوانا
  • Arabic: بوتسوانا
  • Aragonese: Botsuana
  • Aragonese: Botswana
  • Armenian: Բոտսվանա
  • Armenian: Պոթսուանա
  • Arpitan: Botsouana
  • Assamese: বৎচোৱানা
  • Asturian: Botsuana
  • Avaric: Botswana
  • Aymara: Butswana
  • Azerbaijani: Botsvana
  • Balinese: Botswana
  • Bambara: Botswana
  • Bambara: Bɔtisiwana
  • Banjar: Botswana
  • Bashkir: Ботсвана
  • Basque: Botswana
  • Bavarian: Botswana
  • Belarusian: Батсвана
  • Bengali: বতসোয়ানা
  • Bengali: বোত্‍সওয়ানা
  • Bhojpuri: बोत्सवाना
  • Bishnupriya: বোৎসোয়ানা
  • Bosnian: Bocvana
  • Breton: Botswana
  • Bulgarian: Ботсвана
  • Bulgarian: Ботсуана
  • Burmese: ဘော့စ်ဝါနာ
  • Burmese: ဘော့ဆွာနာ
  • Burmese: ဘော့ဆွာနာနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Botswana
  • Catalan: República de Botswana
  • Cebuano: Botswana
  • Central Bikol: Botswana
  • Central Kurdish: بۆتسوانا
  • Chavacano: Botswana
  • Chechen: Ботсвана
  • Cherokee: ᏆᏣᏩᎾ
  • Chinese: Botswana
  • Chinese: Bócíwǎnà
  • Chinese: 博国
  • Chinese: 博茨瓦納
  • Chinese: 博茨瓦纳
  • Chinese: 波札那
  • Chinese: 波茨華拿
  • Chuvash: Ботсвана
  • Cornish: Botswana
  • Crimean Tatar: Botsvana
  • Croatian: Bocvana
  • Czech: Botswana
  • Danish: Botswana
  • Dhivehi: ބޮޓުސްވާނާ
  • Dimli (individual language): Botswana
  • Dotyali: बोत्सवाना
  • Dutch: BW
  • Dutch: BWA
  • Dutch: Botswana
  • Eastern Mari: Ботсванеа
  • Egyptian Arabic: بوتسوانا
  • English: BOT
  • English: Lefatshe la Botswana
  • English: Republic of Botswana
  • English: bw
  • English: 🇧🇼
  • Esperanto: BW
  • Esperanto: Bocvano
  • Esperanto: Respubliko Bocvano
  • Estonian: Botswana
  • Estonian: Botswana Vabariik
  • Ewe: Botswana
  • Ewe: Botswana nutome
  • Extremaduran: Botsuana
  • Faroese: Botsvana
  • Fiji Hindi: Botswana
  • Finnish: Botswana
  • Finnish: Botswanan tasavalta
  • French: BW
  • French: Botswana
  • French: la République du Botswana
  • Fulah: Botswaana
  • Fulah: Botswana
  • Gagauz: Botsvana
  • Galician: Botsuana
  • Galician: Botswana
  • Galician: República de Botsuana
  • Ganda: Botiswana
  • Ganda: Botswana
  • Georgian: ბოტსვანა
  • German: Botsuana
  • German: Botswana
  • Greek: Μποτσουάνα
  • Guarani: Votusuana
  • Guianese Creole French: Botswana
  • Gujarati: બોત્સવાના
  • Gujarati: બોત્સ્વાના
  • Haitian: Botswana
  • Hakka Chinese: Botswana
  • Hausa: Baswana
  • Hausa: Botswana
  • Hebrew: בוטסואנה
  • Hebrew: בוטסוואנה
  • Hebrew: בוטסוונה
  • Hindi: बोत्सवाना
  • Hindi: बोत्स्वाना
  • Hungarian: Becsuánaföld
  • Hungarian: Botswana
  • Hungarian: Botswanai Köztársaság
  • Icelandic: Botsvana
  • Ido: Botswana
  • Igbo: Botswana
  • Iloko: Botswana
  • Inari Sami: Botswana
  • Inari Sami: Botswana täsiväldi
  • Indonesian: Botswana
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Botswana
  • Interlingue: Botswana
  • Irish: An Bhotsuáin
  • Italian: Botswana
  • Jamaican Creole English: Botswaana
  • Japanese: ボツワナ
  • Japanese: ボツワナ共和国
  • Javanese: Botswana
  • Kabiyè: Pɔcɩwaanaa
  • Kabyle: Butswana
  • Kalaallisut: Botswana
  • Kalmyk: Ботсвамудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಬೊಟ್ಸ್‌ವಾನಾ
  • Kannada: ಬೋಟ್ಸ್ವಾನ
  • Kannada: ಬೋಟ್ಸ್‌ವಾನಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Botsvana
  • Kashmiri: बोत्सवाना
  • Kazakh: Ботсвана
  • Khmer: បុតស្វាណា
  • Kikuyu: Botswana
  • Kinyarwanda: Botswana
  • Kirghiz: Ботсвана
  • Kongo: Botswana
  • Korean: 보츠와나
  • Kotava: Botswana
  • Kurdish: Botswana
  • Kurdish: بۆتسوانا
  • Kölsch: Botswana
  • Ladin: Botswana
  • Lao: Botswana
  • Lao: ບອັດສະວານາ
  • Lao: ປະເທດບອຕສະວານາ
  • Latgalian: Botsvana
  • Latin: Botsuana
  • Latin: Botswana
  • Latvian: Botsvana
  • Latvian: Botsvāna
  • Lezghian: Ботсвана
  • Ligurian: Bòtswana
  • Limburgan: Botswana
  • Lingala: Botswana
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Botsuana
  • Literary Chinese: 波札那
  • Lithuanian: Botsvana
  • Livvi: Botsvana
  • Lojban: botsuanas
  • Lombard: Botswana
  • Low German: Botswana
  • Low German: Republik Botswana
  • Lower Sorbian: Botsuana
  • Luba-Katanga: Mbotswana
  • Luxembourgish: Botswana
  • Macedo-Romanian: Botswana
  • Macedonian: Боцвана
  • Malagasy: Botsoana
  • Malagasy: Bôtsoana
  • Malay: Botswana
  • Malayalam: ബോട്സ്വാന
  • Maltese: Botswana
  • Maltese: Repubblika tal-Botswana
  • Manx: Yn Votswaan
  • Maori: Poriwana
  • Marathi: बोट्सवाना
  • Marathi: बोत्स्वाना
  • Mazanderani: بوتسوانا
  • Min Dong Chinese: Botswana
  • Min Nan Chinese: Botswana
  • Minangkabau: Botswana
  • Mingrelian: ბოტსვანა
  • Mongolian: Ботсвана
  • Moroccan Arabic: بوتسوانا
  • Moroccan Arabic: بوطسوانا
  • N'Ko: ߓߐߕߑߛߎߥߣߊ߫
  • Nauru: Botwana
  • Navajo: Tswana Dineʼé Bikéyah
  • Nepali: बोट्स्वाना
  • Nepali: बोत्स्वाना
  • Newari: बोत्स्वाना
  • North Ndebele: Botswana
  • Northern Frisian: Botsuana
  • Northern Frisian: Botswana
  • Northern Luri: بوتسوانا
  • Northern Sami: Botswana
  • Northern Sami: Botswana dásseváldi
  • Norwegian: Botswana
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Botswana
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Republikken Botswana
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Botswana
  • Novial: Botswana
  • Occitan (post 1500): Botswana
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Botswana
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Botsƿana
  • Oriya: ବୋଟସ୍ବାନ୍
  • Oriya: ବୋସଚୱାନା
  • Oromo: Bootiswaanaa
  • Ossetian: Ботсванæ
  • Pali: बोत्सवाना
  • Pampanga: Botswana
  • Panjabi: ਬੋਤਸਵਾਨਾ
  • Papiamento: Botswana
  • Pedi: Botswana
  • Pennsylvania German: Botsuana
  • Pennsylvania German: Botswana
  • Persian: بوتسوانا
  • Piemontese: Botswana
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Botswana
  • Polish: Botswana
  • Portuguese: Botsuana
  • Portuguese: Botswana
  • Portuguese: República de Botsuana
  • Portuguese: República de Botswana
  • Portuguese: bw
  • Portuguese: 🇧🇼
  • Pushto: بوتسوانا
  • Quechua: Butswana
  • Romanian: Botswana
  • Romansh: Botswana
  • Rundi: Botswana
  • Russia Buriat: Ботсвана
  • Russian: Ботсвана
  • Russian: Республика Ботсвана
  • Rusyn: Ботсвана
  • Sakizaya: Botswana
  • Samogitian: Botsvana
  • Sango: Botswana
  • Sanskrit: बोत्सवाना
  • Sardinian: Botswana
  • Sardinian: Botzuana
  • Saterfriesisch: Botsuana
  • Scots: Botswana
  • Scottish Gaelic: Botsuana
  • Serbian: Botsvana
  • Serbian: Боцвана
  • Serbo-Croatian: Bocvana
  • Serbo-Croatian: Botswana
  • Shan: မိူင်းပွတ်ႉသဝႃႇၼႃႇ
  • Shona: Botswana
  • Sicilian: Botsuana
  • Silesian: Botswana
  • Sindhi: بوٽسوانا
  • Sinhala: බොට්ස්වානා
  • Sinhala: බොස්ට්වානා
  • Skolt Sami: Botswana
  • Skolt Sami: Botswana tääʹssväʹldd
  • Slovak: Botswana
  • Slovenian: Bocvana
  • Somali: Botswana
  • Somali: Botuswaana
  • South Azerbaijani: بوتسوانا
  • Southern Sotho: Botswana
  • Spanish: Botsuana
  • Spanish: Republica de Botsuana
  • Spanish: República de Botsuana
  • Sundanese: Botswana
  • Swahili: Botswana
  • Swati: ÉButjwána
  • Swedish: Botswana
  • Swedish: Republiken Botswana
  • Swiss German: Botsuana
  • Tagalog: Botswana
  • Tajik: Ботсвана
  • Tamil: போட்சுவானா
  • Tamil: போட்ஸ்வானா
  • Tatar: Ботсвана
  • Telugu: బోట్స్వానా
  • Telugu: బోత్సువానా
  • Thai: บอตสวานา
  • Thai: ประเทศบอตสวานา
  • Tibetan: བོཙ་ཝ་ན།
  • Tibetan: བྷོ་ཙི་ཝ་ན།
  • Tigrinya: ቦትስዋና
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): Potisiuana
  • Tornedalen Finnish: Botswana
  • Tosk Albanian: Botsuana
  • Tsonga: Botswana
  • Tswana: Botswana
  • Tunisian Arabic: بوتسوانا
  • Turkish: Botsvana
  • Turkish: Botsvana Cumhuriyeti
  • Turkish: Botswana
  • Turkmen: Botswana
  • Udmurt: Ботсвана
  • Uighur: بوتسۋانا
  • Ukrainian: Ботсвана
  • Ukrainian: Республіка Ботсвана
  • Upper Sorbian: Botswana
  • Urdu: بوتسوانا
  • Urdu: بوٹسوانا
  • Uzbek: Botsvana
  • Venda: Vhu-Tswana
  • Venetian: Botswana
  • Veps: Botsvan
  • Vietnamese: Botswana
  • Vietnamese: Bốt-xoa-na (Botswana)
  • Vietnamese: Bốt-xoa-na
  • Volapük: Zvanän
  • Võro: Botswana
  • Walloon: Boswana
  • Waray (Philippines): Botswana
  • Welsh: Botswana
  • Western Armenian: Պոթսուանա
  • Western Balochi: بوتسوانا
  • Western Frisian: Botswana
  • Western Panjabi: بوٹسوانا
  • Wolof: Botswana
  • Wu Chinese: 博茨瓦纳
  • Yakut: Ботсвана
  • Yakut: Ботсуана
  • Yiddish: באצוואנע
  • Yoruba: Bòtswánà
  • Yoruba: Orílẹ́ède Bọ̀tìsúwánà
  • Yue Chinese: 波茨華拿
  • Zeeuws: Botswana
  • Zhuang: Botswana
  • Zulu: IButswana
  • Zulu: i-Botswana
  • Bechuanaland Protectorate
  • Betschuanaland Protektorat
  • Betsjoeanaland
  • Betsjoeanaland Protektoraat
  • Botzhuana
  • British Protectorate of Bechuanaland
  • Britse Protektoraat van Betsjoeanaland
  • Lefatse la Botswana
  • Northern Bechuanaland

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