|Botswana is a land-locked country situated in southern Africa. It borders South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Approximately two-thirds of the country lies within the Tropics.
|Botswana covers an area of 581 730 square kilometres – about the size of France or Kenya.
|Most of the country is flat, with some small hills in the eastern areas. Kalahari sands cover 84 percent of the surface area. With the exception of the northern areas, most of Botswana is without perennial surface water.
|Francistown, Lobatse, Selebi-Phikwe
|30 September 1966
|Head of State
|His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi
|1.85 million, with an average annual growth rate of 2.4 % (2006 statistics)
|Botswana Pula (BWP)
|Diamonds, copper nickel, beef, soda ash, tourism
|Maize, sorghum, millet