Where is Botswana located? Map of Botswana…
Where Is Botswana Located? Botswana Map
Botswana is a Commonwealth country in southern Africa. Botswana is bordered to the north and west by Namibia, to the north by Zambia, to the east by Zimbabwe, and to the southeast and south by South Africa.
Botswana (short form and common) or the Republic of Botswana (long form and official) is a country without access to the sea which is located on the African continent more precisely in Southern Africa. His old name is Bechuanaland. Botswana covers more than 581,726 km² and has land borders with South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Botswana is a republic whose current president is Seretse Ian Khama.
The official languages are Tswana and English (Botswana was a former British colony). The currency of Botswana is the pula. Its capital and largest city is Gaborone. Botswana has been independent since 1966.
Botswana is one of the least corrupt countries in Africa and one of the most prosperous and developed in Africa. Botswana has many natural resources (including diamonds). Botswana could easily be Africa’s richest country if the economy were better managed. Botswana has since 1994 left the rankings of the world’s least developed countries.
Botswana is divided into ten regions called districts, and the list is as follows: Central, Ghanzi, Kgalagadi, Kgatleng, Kweneng, Northeast, North West, South East, South, Chobe
The population is concentrated in the eastern part of the country, where we find the main cities: Gaborone, the capital, Francistown, Selebi-Phikwe, Molepolole and Kanye.
A predominantly arid subtropical country, Botswana has average annual rainfall ranging from 635 mm in the north to less than 230 mm in the Kalahari Desert, which occurs mostly between December and April.
The country is largely occupied by the Kalahari Desert. Vegetation oscillates between the thorny and sparse shrubs of the Kalahari Desert and the predominant savannah in the North and East.
Okavango, the country’s main river, has its source in Angola and feeds the Okavango delta, part of which is the Moremi reserve, home to many animal species. During the rainy season, the course of the Okavango extends east along the Botletle River into Lake Xau and into the salt depression of Makarikari. There are no permanent rivers in the southern part of the country.