Botswana

 

Botswana is an African success story. After achieving democratic rule in 19.66, three of the world\\\'s richest diamond-bearing formations were discovered within its borders. Today, the country enjoys a high standard of economic stability, education and health care, which, with the exception of South Africa, is unequalled elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa. Landlocked Botswana extends 1.100 km. from north to south and 960 km. from east to west, making it about the same size as Kenya or France and somewhat smaller than Texas. Most of the country lies at an average elevation of 1000 m., and consists of a vast and nearly level sand-filled basin characterized by scrub-covered savannah. The Kalahari, a semi-arid expanse of sandy valleys, covers nearly 85% of the country, including the entire central and southwestern regions. In Northern Botswana, the Okavango River flows in from Namibia, and soaks into the sands to form the Okavango Delta, easily accessed via Maun. With vast open savannas teeming with wildlife, Botswana is truly the Africa of your dreams.

Official name

Republic of Botswana

 

Political Regime

Constitutional monarchy

 

Surface

600.370 km²

 

Population

1.640.000 people.

 

Capital

Gaborone

 

Ethnic Groups

Almost 80% of the population are ethnic Tswana, the rest would be Kalnagas and Basarwa.

 

Language

English is the official language but also is spoken Setswana, Kananga and Sekgalagadi.

 

Religion

Half the population is Christian and half believe in religions as animism or Badima.

 

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