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Country: Republic of Botswana (Tswana: Lefatshe la Botswana)

Georgian transcript: ბოტსვანა

Capital and largest city: Gaborone (გაბორონე)

Continent: Africa

Official languages: English, Setswana

Religion: Protestantism (66%), Roman Catholic Christianity (7%)

Patron saint: Our Lady of Sorrows (Roman Catholic Diocese of Gaborone)

Motto: Pula! (Tswana: Rain)

Government: Unitary dominant-party parliamentary constitutional republic

Independence: 30 September 1966 (from the UK)

Member of the Commonwealth of Nations: 1966

Population: 2 400 291 (2021)

Demonym: Batswana (plural), Motswana (singular)

Currency: Botswana pula (BWP)

Driving side: left

Date format: dd/mm/yyyy

Time zone: UTC +2:00 ©ntral Africa TIme)

Calling code: +267

Internet TLD: .bw

Website: Government of Botswana

Neighbouring countries: Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe


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