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Last update : 11 February 2019


Botswana information

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

1. Independence from the United Kingdom obtained on September 30, 1966.
2. The population density is 3 persons / km2.
3. The country is about 1.9 times larger than Poland.
4. The main religion is Christianity – 66%.
5. The highest peak is Monalanong Hill, 1494 m above sea level.
6. The longest river is Limpopo.
7. The full name of the country – the Republic of Botswana.
8. Political system – republic.
9. The motto – “Rain”.
10. The name of this state comes from the country’s largest ethnic group, Tswana.
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11. Over 30% of people aged 15-50 are infected with HIV.

12. Having a passport, the visa is hammered on the border.

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

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

15. 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.

Author: Turyst

16. In the 1960s near Orap, rich diamond deposits were discovered.

Author: MR

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

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

19. The unemployment rate in 2018 is 18.1% .

Author: Daria

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

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

Author: AlkoWorld

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

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

24. The average IQ level is 70.

Author: EduKacJa

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

Author: Reebeka

26. The national animal is a zebra.

Author: Kos

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

Author: AutoMania

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

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

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

Author: AutoMania

31. 10% of fatal accidents have caused people under the influence of alcohol.

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

33. In this country there are over 521,000 motor vehicles registered (243 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Author: AutoMania

34. 26% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 560,000 people).

35. 35.7% of the population live on less than 3 $a day.

Author: Durga

36. In this country there are over 17 916 km of paved roads (0.03% of all roads in the world).

37. In this country there are 74 airports, 10 of the paved surface.

38. In this country there are over 888 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

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

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

Author: NET

41. The country’s top-level domain is .bw . There are over 6,570 websites with such an extension.

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

Author: http

43. 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).

Author: Vinamra

44. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $17 736 000 000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $17410000000,00 .

45. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 23.1% GDP, or around: $4,097 016,000 ,
      – 2018 of the year was 22.3% GDP, or around: $3 882 430 000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give about $1,813.

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

Author: Komornik

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

Author: VViki

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

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

Author: weather

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

Author: medi

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

Author: Wilga

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

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

54. 10 women give birth to 23 children on average

Author: Nadia

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

56. 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.

57. 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).

Author: Sara19

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

Author: Klemens

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

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

Author: Setar

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

Author: KAsia

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

63. 49 people out of 1000 possess firearms.

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

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

68. The work week is 48 hours.

69. 52% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

Author: Statyk

70. 117062 km2 of the country is covered by forests (20.7%)

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

Author: Statyk

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

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

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

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

Author: Wojak

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

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

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

Author: Fan%

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

Author: Daria

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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 largest lake in Botswana?
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What is the national dish?
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What Botswana has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a zebra.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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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