Botswana

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The Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked nation in Southern Africa. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west, Zambia to the north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. The economy, closely tied to South Africa's, is dominated by mining (especially diamonds), tourism, and cattle. Three National Parks cover 18.5% of the countries land area protecting a variety of animals and water birds.

Established
1966-09-30
Joined Commonwealth
Capital City
Gaborone
Demonym
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Batswana
Country motto
Pula Rain
Size
224606 square miles.
Population
1,990,876
Population density
Based on figures from .
3 per square kilometre. (World ranking: 231)
GDP
At purchasing power parity based on figures from 2007
$25779000000 (World ranking:104)
Human Development Index
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0.654 (World ranking:124)
Currency Code
BWP
Country calling code
267
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