Botswana World Fact - Hostel in Europe


Botswana If you are looking for an adventure, this is the place. Here you can explore the wilderness of savannas, desert and wetlands. You must go and see the amazing Okavango Delta, called the river which never finds the sea, because it desappears into a maze of lagoons and wildness. You can also visit cities like Gaborone and see the interesting museums.

Area: 581.883 Km²
Population: 1.586.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 2,5 pop/Km²

System of government: Presidential republic
Capital: Gaborone (134.000 pop.)
Major cities: Francistown 50.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Bantu Sotho-Tswana 90%, Kalanga, Basarwa, Kgalagadi and others 9%, White 1%
Border countries: Zimbabwe EAST, South Africa SOUTH, Namibia WEST and NORTH

Principal mountains: Mount Otse 1489 m
Principal rivers: Limpopo 480 Km (batswana tract, total 1600 Km)
Principal lakes: Makgadikgadi Pans
Principal islands: -
Climate: Continental arid

Language: English (official), Setswana, Shona
Religion: Indigenous Beliefs 50%, Christian 50%
Currency: Pula (BWP)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 2/1, 1/5, 1/7, 15/7, 16/7, 30/9, 25/12, 26/12
Dialling code: 00267
GMT: +2

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