Botswana

Botswana's flagLocation: Southern Africa
Official name: Republic of Botswana
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1966 / 1966
Capital city: Gaborone
Population: 2 million / 9 people per sq mile (4 people per sq km)
Total land area: 231,803 square miles (600,370 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Setswana, English (official language), Shona, San, Khoikhoi, isiNdebele
Main religions: Christian (mainly Protestant) 70%, Nonreligious 20%, Traditional beliefs 6%, Other (including Muslim) 4%
Ethnic mix: Tswana 79%, Kalanga 11%, Other 10%
Government type: Presidential system
Currency: Pula = 100 thebe
Literacy rate: 84%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 2235 kilocalories


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