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Botswana Public Holidays

2019 Public Holidays in Botswana

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,

Public and Bank Holidays for Botswana 2019
Saling in the Okavango delta at sunset, Botswana

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.

2019 Public Holidays in Botswana

Jan 01TuesdayNew Year Day
Apr 19Friday Good Friday 
Apr 21Sunday Easter
Apr 22MondayEaster Monday
May 01Wednesday Labour Day
May 30Thursday Ascension of Jesus
Jul 01MondaySir Seretse Khama Day
Jul 15Monday Presidents Day
Sep 30Monday Botswana Day
Dec 25Wednesday Christmas Day
Dec 26ThursdayBoxing 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.

Sunrise with Baobab trees in foreground at LeKubu island, Botswana
Sunrise with Baobab trees in foreground at LeKubu island, Botswana

Prime Minister of Botswana

The current Prime Minister of Botswana is Ian Khama.

current Prime Minister of Botswana is Ian Khama.

Population of Botswana

The total population of Botswana is 2,362,678 as of March 18, 2019, 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.

Population of Botswana

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.

Botswana new 10 pula (2018) banknote, Ian Khama. Botswana money currency close up
Botswana new 10 pula (2019) banknote, Ian Khama. Botswana money currency close up

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.

National Flag of Botswana
National Flag of Botswana

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 2020 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.

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