Official name: Republic of Botswana

Capital: Gaborone

Area: 581.730 km²

Population: 2,35 million (2020)

Official languages: English and Setswana

    Although never officially colonized, the Bechuanaland Protectorate received independence from Britain on September 30th, 1966, becoming Botswana. But true sovereignty would come a year later: large deposits of diamonds were discovered, bringing wealth, peace, prosperity and a relatively high standard of living by African standards. Human rights and freedom of expression are guaranteed by the constitution. The economy is stable, based on mining and sustainable tourism.

    Botswana's topography is a peculiar mixture of desert, swamp and plateau, with the Kalahari desert occupying 80% of the territory. The majority of Botswana's population lives in the eastern part of the country, as the central and southwest regions are dominated by the Kalahari desert. Much of the north and west is occupied by the extensive Okavango Delta, which comprises more than 16,000 km² of canals and islands: it is the largest inland delta in the world.
    Winter (April to August) is a good time to visit Botswana. Days are mild, nights are cold and wildlife is more concentrated where there is an abundance of water. Summer coincides with the rainy season, which can make traveling in national parks difficult. Animals tend to disperse during the summer rains, making safaris more challenging. With the unique combination of delta, deserts and diamonds, it is evident that Botswana is the jewel of Africa.
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  • Government system: Parliamentary Republic
    Religion: 70% Christians, 20% without religion, Muslim and Hindu minorities
    Climate: desert semiarid, subtropical
    Currency: Pula
    Time zone: South Africa Standard Time (UTC/GMT +2)

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