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Republic of Botswana

  • Location: Southern Africa, north of South Africa
  • Geographic coordinates: 22 00 S, 24 00 E
  • Area: total - 600,370 sq km, land - 585,370 sq km , water - 15,000 sq km
  • Land boundaries: total - 4,013 km (border countries - Namibia 1,360 km, South Africa 1,840 km, Zimbabwe 813 km)
  • Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)
  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Independence: 30 September 1966 (from UK)
  • Population: 1,639,833 (July 2006 est.)
  • Nationality: noun - Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural) , adjective - Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural)
  • Ethnic groups: Tswana (or Setswana) 79%, Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, other, including Kgalagadi and white 7%
  • Religions: Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6% (2001 census)
  • Languages: Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4% (2001 census)

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