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Botswana is a country in southern Africa, without access to the sea.

Capital : Gaborone
Language :  English, Setswana
Currency :  Pula
Population : 2 230 905
Area : 581 730 km2

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Botswana facts
Facts automatically translated into English from the poznajnieznane.pl page. I'm sorry for all the mistakes.

1. 10% of fatal accidents were caused by people under the influence of alcohol.

2. This country has more than 521,000 motor vehicles (243 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

3. The national top-level domain is .bw . There are over 6,570 websites with this extension.

4. The most popular pages with the extension .bw are google.co.bw, www.gov.bw and mmegi.bw.

5. In this country there are more than 17,916 km of paved roads (0,03% of all roads in the world).

6. The country has 74 airports, 10 of the paved surface.

7. In this country there are more than 888 km of railway tracks.

8. In the 1960s, rich deposits of diamonds were found around Orapa.

9. Full name of the country – Republic of Botswana.

10. Political system – republic.

11. The name of this country comes from the country’s largest ethnic group, Tswana.

12. With a passport, the visa is stuck at the border.


Geography in Botswana

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1. The lowest located place in the country is the Shashe River – 513 m above sea level.

2. The country is about 1.9 times larger than Poland.

3. Botswana borders with such countries as: Namibia 1,360 km, South Africa 1,840 km, Zimbabwe 813 km.

4. The highest peak is Monalanong Hill, 1494 m above sea level.

5. The longest river is Limpopo.

6. The Botswana border of Zimbabwe is the shortest border in the world. Its length is 150 m.

7. There are 258610 km2 of agricultural land in Botswana (46% of the country).

8. The highest situated town in the country is Kanye.

9. 117062 km2 of the country is covered by forests (20.7%)

10. The surface is the size of France, and it is inhabited only by 1.9 million people.

11. In the Chobe National Park, where there is not the slightest trace of human interference, there is one of the largest concentrations of elephants in the world.

80. The nearest capital in a straight line from Gaborone is Pretoria (South Africa) – 259 km.

81. The furthest capital city in a straight line from Gaborone is Majuro (Marshall Islands) – 15857 km.


Finance in Botswana

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1. The minimum wage is 2.7 pula per hour, 21.6 pula per day.

2. The amount of income tax in Botswana is 22%.

3. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 22% (2018).

4. The tax on goods and services is 12% (2018).

5. The level of inflation in 2018 is 3.1%.

6. Gross domestic product (GDP) …
– in 2015 it is $ 17,736,000,000 (PLN 75,910,080,000) ,
– in 2018 it is $ 17410000000.00 (PLN 74 514 800 000).

7. Internal debt at the beginning …
2015 of year was 23.1% of GDP, which is about: $ 4,097,016,000 (PLN 17,535,228,480),
2018 year was 22.3 % GDP, i.e. around: $ 3 882 430 000 (PLN 16 616 800 400). To pay it back, each citizen would have to give about $ 1 813 (PLN 7,760).

8. Foreign debt at the beginning of …
2015 was around: $ 2,256,000,000 ,
2018 year is around: $ 1,571,000,000 .

9. This country has 2018 over year $7,559,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.075% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).


Law in Botswana

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1. Built-up speed allowed 60 km / h.

2. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the usual road is 80 km / h, and on highways 120 km / h.

3. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

4. In this country there is left-hand traffic.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 22% (2018).

6. The tax on goods and services is 12% (2018).

7. In this country, since 2014, no hunting for wild animals has been banned.

8. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 21.

9. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 108 days.

10. In 2016, one death sentence was imposed on one person.

11. In this country, the traffic is left-handed.


Education in Botswana

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1. In this country, compulsory education lasts 10 years.

2. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

3. The average IQ level is 70.

4. In this country there are 11.5% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 246 239 people).


Work in Botswana

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1. The minimum wage is 2.7 pula per hour, 21.6 pula per day.

2. The amount of income tax in Botswana is 22%.

3. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 18.1% .

4. In 2018, the average monthly salary in this country is 6,210 P.

5. In this country, the amount of income tax for natural persons is 25%, and for companies 22% (2018).

6. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 108 days.

7. The work week is 48 hours.


Best in Botswana

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1. The lowest located place in the country is the Shashe River – 513 m above sea level.

2. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

3. The highest peak is Monalanong Hill, 1494 m above sea level.

4. The longest river is Limpopo.

5. The highest situated town in the country is Kanye.

6. In the Chobe National Park, where there is not the slightest trace of human interference, there is one of the largest concentrations of elephants in the world.

7. The lowest temperature: -10.6 °C was measured in Tshabong.

8. The highest temperature: 44.0 °C was measured in Maun.


Army in Botswana

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1. Botswana takes 102 place in the ranking of the best armies in the world.

2. Number of soldiers:
2014 year – professional and reservists ,
2018 year – 9,000 professional and 0 reservists.

3. Number of equipment:
2018 year – 0 tanks, 30 > armored vehicles, 43 jet aircraft and 16 helicopters.

4. The army in 2018 was assigned over 470,000,000 dollars.


Society in Botswana

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1. In Botswana, an average person consumes about 8.4 liters of pure alcohol a year.

2. The most beer is beer – 56%, then wine – 12%, spirit – 11%, and other alcoholic beverages – 21%.

3. In 2013, 399 people lost their lives as a result of traffic accidents.

4. 26% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 560,000 people).

5. 35.7% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

6. The average IQ level is 70.

7. In this country, women have their first child on average 19 years old.

8. On average, a woman gives birth to 2.3 children.

9. In this country over 620,000 (2015) 923 528 (2018) people have access to the internet ( around 43% of the population).

10. About 610,000 (2015) 830,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

11. The population density is 3 persons / km2.

12. The main religion is Christianity – 66%.

13. The average age of people living in this country is 23.1 years old.

14. The country is around:
699 000 people (32.66%) in the age range 0-14 years.
1,355,000 people (63.28%) in the age range 15-64 years.
86,800 people (4.06%) over 65 years old.

15. In this country, about 44.900 children are born each year (2.1% of the population), and about 28 700 people die (1.3% of the population).

16. Botswana is one of the three countries in the world where men live longer than women. The other two are: Namibia and Swaziland.

17. 49 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

18. 52% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

19. Over 30% of people aged 15-50 are infected with HIV.

20. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 28 cigarettes a month.

21. The average life expectancy in this country is 53.3 years (women – 52.5 years and men – 53.8 years).


Symbols of Botswana

1. The national animal is a zebra.

2. The motto – “Rain”.


History of Botswana

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1. Independence from the United Kingdom obtained on September 30, 1966.

2. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1965.

3. He joined the United Nations on October 17, 1966.


Answers

What is the highest peak in Botswana?

The highest peak in Botswana is Monalanong Hill (1494 m above sea level).

answer: Marta


What is the largest river in Botswana?

Limpopo is the largest river in Botswana.

answer: Marta


What is the national animal?

The national animal is a zebra.

answer: Marta


Which countries borders Botswana?

Botswana borders with such countries as Namibia 1 360 km, South Africa 1 840 km, Zimbabwe 813 km.

answer: Marta


What is the average age of people living in this country?

The average age of people living in this country is 23.1 years.

answer: Marta


What is the minimum wage?

The minimum wage is 2.7 pula per hour, 21.6 pula per day.

answer: Marta


What is the population density in Botswana?

The population density is 4 people per km2.

answer: Marta


What is the motto of this country?

The motto – “Rain”.

answer: Marta


What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?

The highest temperature: 44 ° C was measured in Maun.

answer: Marta


What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?

The lowest temperature: -10.6 ° C was measured in Tshabong.

answer: Marta


With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?

In this country, alcohol can be bought at the age of 18.

answer: Marta