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Botswana

Botswana
  • Capital

    Capital

    Gaborone

  • Local time

    Local time

    11:30

  • Population

    Population

    2.23 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +267

  • Currency

    Currency

    P BWP (pula)

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Botswana

Botswana
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Gaborone

  • Local time

    Local time

    11:30

  • Population

    Population

    2.23 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Left

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +267

  • Currency

    Currency

    P BWP (pula)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 528

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 1.06 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    416mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    582 000 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    29%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    19%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    45%

  • Railways

    Railways

    888km

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    254 396

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Tswana - 79 %
    Kalanga - 11 %
    Basarwa - 3 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Christian - 72 %
    Badimo - 6 %
    none - 21 %

  • Languages

    Languages

    Setswana
    Kalanga
    Sekgalagadi

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    9 000

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    7.7 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.6%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    1%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    356 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    21.9%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    livestock, sorghum, maize, millet, beans, sunflowers, groundnuts

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    44%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    29%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    7 033kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    81 (Best=1, Worst=200)

  • ATMs per 100k people

    ATMs per 100k people

    30

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What not to do when visiting Botswana

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Business & Communication

Don't forget to shake hands and smile when meeting - greet everyone.

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Don't forget to use good manners - saying please, thank you, smiling hello and goodbye are rewarded.

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Don't point to people.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Botswana produces the most diamonds out of any country in the world.

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Business & Communication

Don't cross the hierarchy respect - show your respect by referring to the elders, waiting for them to be seated, asking for their advice.

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Street & Behavioral

Don't possess or remove any living or dead animal or animal trophy without a government permit.

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Don't be lost between Batswana vs Motswana vs Tswana vs Setswana = people from Botswana vs singular form of Batswana vs adjective for Botswana vs dominant language in Botswana.

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Don't leave your checked baggage unlocked when arriving via South Africa - there may be cases with baggage pilferage. Never place valuables into the checked luggage, always use lock or plastic wrapping service for it.

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Don't necessarily drink tap water or ice made from tap water - use bottled water instead.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Hippopotamuses have killed more people in Africa than any other animal.

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