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    Information About Botswana

    About Botswana

    Botswana, officially known to be the Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. It has strived to maintain a tradition of a representative democracy that is stable, a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections and the best perceived corruption ranking in Africa. The topography of Botswana is flat; up to seventy percent of its territory is the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by Namibia to the north and west, South Africa to the south and southeast and Zimbabwe towards the northeast.

    Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated countries with just over two million people in the world. Gaborone, capital and largest city is inhabited by around 10 percent of the population.

    Formerly one of the poorest countries in the world-with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960's Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the world's fastest-growing economies. The economy is dominated by mining, cattle, and tourism.

    Botswana is a member part of the African Union, the Southern African Development Community, the United Nations and the Commonwealth of Nations. The country has been among the hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. There have been success in programmes to make treatments available to those infected, and to educate the population in general about how to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

    Botswana Tourism

    The country's official tourism group is The Botswana Tourism Organisation. The Lion Park Resort is Botswana's first amusement park that hosts events such as celebrations and anniversaries for families. Some other destinations in Botswana are the Gaborone Yacht Club and the Kalahari Fishing Club and natural attractions such as the Gaborone Dam and Mokolodi Nature Reserve. There are golf courses which are maintained by the Botswana Golf Union.

    The museums in Botswana are:
    • Botswana National Museum, Gaborone
    • Kgosi Bathoen II (Segopotso) Museum, Kanye
    • Kgosi Sechele Museum, Molepolole
    • Khama Memorial Museum, Serowe
    • Nhabe Museum, Maun
    • Phuthadikobo Museum, Mochudi
    • Supa Ngwano Museum Centre, Francistown

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    Facts about Botswana

    GovernmentParliamentary Republic
    Independence Day30-Sep-66
    ClimateArid and Semi-arid
    Area581,730 sq km
    CurrencyPula (BWP)
    Dialling Code267
    NeighboursNamibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe