Botswana

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Quick Facts

  • Full name: The Republic of Botswana
  • Population: 1.7 million (via UN, 2006)
  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Area: 581,730 sq km (224,607 sq miles)
  • Major languages: English (official), Setswana
  • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs
  • Life expectancy: 36 years (men), 37 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Pula = 100 thebe
  • Main exports: Diamonds, copper, nickel, beef
  • GNI per capita: US $5,180 (World Bank, 2006)
  • Internet domain: .bw
  • International dialling code: +267
  • Botswana map