Botswana officially the Republic of Botswana is a great country located in Southern Africa, that houses a great landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta,
which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. There are a large number of animals like giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs in the fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands.
Public Holidays in Botswana
|Jan 01||Friday||New Year Day|
|Apr 02||Friday||Good Friday|
|Apr 05||Monday||Easter Monday|
|May 01||Saturday||Labour Day|
|May 13||Thursday||Ascension of Jesus|
|Jul 19||Thursday||Sir Seretse Khama Day|
|Jul 15||Monday||Presidents Day|
|Sep 30||Thursday||Botswana Day|
|Dec 25||Saturday||Christmas Day|
|Dec 26||Friday||Boxing Day|
Botswana Country Information – Facts & Figures
Capital of Botswana
The capital of Botswana is Gaborone which is the largest city in Botswana that is the house of 10% of the total population of Botswana.
Prime Minister of Botswana
The current Prime Minister of Botswana is Ian Khama.
Population of Botswana
The total population of Botswana is 2,362,678 as of March 18, , according to the latest estimate of the United Nations. For the population, Botswana ranks at the 144 number and 52% of the total population of Botswana is urban.
Currency of Botswana
The currency of Botswana is Botswana pula which is made up of 100 Thebe. Botswana Banks also accept US Dollars, Pounds Sterling, Euro and South African Rands in cash.
National Flag of Botswana
The national flag of Botswana which was adopted in 1966 as a replacement of Union Jack consists of a light blue field cut horizontally in the center by a black stripe with a thin white frame. This is the national flag since the independence day of the country.
Religions in Botswana
Botswana has 20% of the Christians populations but it’s still called the Christian country. Remaining population belongs to different religions including Badimo, adherents and many other religions.
Dialing code of Botswana
The dialing code of Botswana is +267 which is used after the IDD followed by specific area code to perform calls in specific areas of the country.
Airports in Botswana
There are about 20 airports in the country and only a few are operational including the most popular one’s Maun Airport, Kasane Airport, Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, Ghazni Airport, Sowa Airport, Jwangeng Airport, Shakawe Airport and Kwai Airport.
Top destinations of Botswana
Botswana is a landlocked country with some attractive locations to visit including Chobe National Park, Okavango Delta, Maun, Moremi Game Reserve and many other.
GDP of Botswana
The total GDP of Botswana is 17.41 which is expected to cross 17.50 United States Billion Dollars by the end of this year and expected to cross 17.70 US Billion Dollars by the end of according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations.
Area of Botswana
Botswana occupies a total area of 600,370 square kilometers or 224,610 square miles, of which 566,730 square kilometers is the land. According to the area, Botswana ranks at the 48 number in the list.
Sports in Botswana
The most common sports in Botswana are cricket, rugby, tennis, softball, badminton, golf and track, and field. Botswana is widely reported on and documented by the popular local online publication sports by. Ministry of sports in Botswana takes care of all these matters.