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Introduction

  • Official Name: Republic of Botswana
  • Government Type: Parliamentary Republic
  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Other Major Cities/Regions: Kasane, Maun, Ghanzi, Mamuno, Tshabong
  • Size: 600,300 sqKm
  • Climate: Generally semi-arid, warm winters and hot summers
  • Terrain: flat to gently rolling tableland, Kalhari desert in the southwest
  • Population: 1,815,000
  • Ethnic Groups: Tswana (or Setswana) 79%, Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, other, including Kgalagadi and white 7%
  • Religion: Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6%
  • Language: Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1%

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