Botswana is a land-locked country located in and bordering on , , and . Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966.

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is the capital of and located in the south of the country, near the border to .

is an important village in , and major gateway to the .

The is a region in . The Kalahari Desert lies in the Kalahari Basin, which is enormous, about five times the size of , and the Basin covers all of Botswana and parts of her surrounding countries.


is a region in the north of .

is a region of that country. It is home to the capital, , and most of the country's population.

is a region in the west of .


  • Location:  ,
  • Population:  2,030,000
  • Latitude of center:  21° 54' (21.9°) south
  • Longitude of center:  24° 9' (24.15°) east
  • Elevation:  963 meters (3159 feet)
  • Capital: 
  • Area:  600,370 km² (231,804 miles²)
  • Languages:  English and Tswana
  • Currency:  Pula (BWP)
  • Phone code:  267
  • Internet domain:  .bw
  • Neighbors:  , and
  • Wikidata:  Botswana
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Botswana

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Akan:  Bɔtswana Albanian:  Bocuana Albanian:  Botsvana Amharic:  ቦትስዋና Arabic:  بتسوانا Arabic:  بوتسوانا Aragonese:  Botsuana Armenian:  Բոտսվանա Arpitan:  Botsouana Asturian:  Botsuana Azerbaijani:  Botsvana Bambara:  Bɔtisiwana Belarusian:  Батсвана Bengali:  বতসোয়ানা Bengali:  বোত্‍সওয়ানা Bosnian:  Bocvana Bulgarian:  Ботсвана Bulgarian:  Ботсуана Burmese:  ဘော့စ်ဝါနာ Catalan:  República de Botswana Central Khmer:  បុតស្វាណា
Chinese:  博茨瓦纳 Chinese:  波札那 Chuvash:  Ботсвана Croatian:  Bocvana Esperanto:  Bocvano Ewe:  Botswana nutome Faroese:  Botsvana Fulah:  Botswaana Galician:  Botsuana Galician:  República de Botsuana Ganda:  Botiswana Georgian:  ბოტსვანა German:  Botsuana Greek:  Μποτσουάνα Gujarati:  બોત્સ્વાના Hausa:  Baswana Hebrew:  בוטסואנה Hebrew:  בוטסוואנה Hindi:  बोत्सवाना Hindi:  बोत्स्वाना Icelandic:  Botsvana
Irish:  An Bhotsuáin Japanese:  ボツワナ Japanese:  ボツワナ共和国 Kannada:  ಬೋಟ್ಸ್‌ವಾನಾ Kashmiri:  बोत्सवाना Kazakh:  Ботсвана Korean:  보츠와나 Kurdish:  بۆتسوانا Lao:  ບອັດສະວານາ Latin:  Botsuana Latvian:  Botsvāna Lithuanian:  Botsvana Luba-Katanga:  Mbotswana Macedonian:  Боцвана Malagasy:  Botsoana Malayalam:  ബോട്സ്വാന Marathi:  बोट्सवाना Nauru:  Botwana Nepali:  बोट्स्वाना Old English:  Botsƿana Oriya:  ବୋଟସ୍ବାନ୍
Persian:  بوتسوانا Portuguese:  Botsuana Pushto:  بوتسوانا Russian:  Ботсвана Sanskrit:  बोत्सवाना Serbian:  Боцвана Serbo-Croatian:  Bocvana Sinhala:  බොස්ට්වානා Slovenian:  Bocvana Somali:  Botuswaana Spanish:  Botsuana Tajik:  Ботсвана Tamil:  போட்ஸ்வானா Telugu:  బోట్స్వానా Thai:  บอตสวานา Thai:  ประเทศบอตสวานา Tibetan:  བོཙ་ཝ་ན། Tigrinya:  ቦትስዋና Tonga:  Potisiuana Turkish:  Botsvana Turkish:  Botsvana Cumhuriyeti
Uighur:  بوتسۋانا Ukrainian:  Ботсвана Urdu:  بوتسوانا Vietnamese:  Bốt-xoa-na (Botswana) Vietnamese:  Bốt-xoa-na Volapük:  Zvanän Yoruba:  Orílẹ́ède Bọ̀tìsúwánà Zulu:  IButswana Zulu:  i-Botswana Bechuanaland Protectorate Betschuanaland Protektorat Betsjoeanaland Betsjoeanaland Protektoraat British Protectorate of Bechuanaland Britse Protektoraat van Betsjoeanaland Northern Bechuanaland Republic of Botswana

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