Gaborone, Botswana Transportation

Gaborone, Botswana Transportation

The city of Gaborone is the capital of the government as well as the economic capital and is home to numerous companies and the Botswana Stock Exchange. Gaborone is also home to the Southern African Development Community for a supranational organization, hoping to increase economic unity. Transportation The railway that served for the founding of the city is still […]

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Botswana Overview

Botswana is located in southern Africa and borders Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. Botswana has many nature reserves and a rich wildlife. In the southwestern part of the country is the desert Kalahari. Capital: Gaborone Biggest city: Gaborone State: republic Language: English, Tswana Religion: Christianity, indigenous religions Surface: 600 370 km² Population: 1.9 million (2013) […]

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Botswana Population and Language

Botswana Population and Language

Botswana is very sparsely populated. The largest population group is tswana, with eight subgroups based on the traditional tswana kingdom. Among a number of minority groups are the indigenous people Bushmen (also called basarwa or san). In the censuses, ethnicity is not recorded, but the Tswana people are estimated to make up around 80 percent […]

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Botswana

Botswana is a republic in southern Africa, bordering South Africa in the south, Namibia in the west and north, and Zimbabwe in the east. Botswana also has a short boundary of about 150 meters towards Zambia in the north. Botswana is one of the most stable countries in the region, both economically and politically. The […]

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Geography of Botswana

Botswana is located on the South African Highlands, approx. 1100 masl Most of the country consists of a dry plain with wide, gentle recesses ( pans ) and some higher ridges. Most of the country is covered by mighty sand deposits, only in the east the solid mountains emerge today. The only stable watercourses are […]

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Botswana Political System

Botswana’s Political System

The Constitution dates from independence in 1966 and states that Botswana is a democratic unity state. The executive power is added to a president, who is elected by a newly elected National Assembly; both president and assembly are elected for five years. The President leads the government, is a military commander and is also an ex officio member of the […]

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Botswana’s Foreign Policy

The proximity to the apartheid state of South Africa and to the apartheid – controlled neighboring countries Namibia and Rhodesia has long dominated Botswana’s foreign policy. Although Botswana expressed support for the liberation forces in Rhodesia in the 1970s, the dependence on the Rhodesian railway (which operated train traffic between Botswana and South Africa) indicated […]

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History of Botswana

The area that today constitutes Botswana was first settled by the san people and the khoi-khoi people. Around 2000 years ago, Bantu-speaking groups came from the north, these introduced agriculture and several types of animal husbandry. Around the year 1000 in our time period, the first state formations in the area were seen, and in […]

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Economics and Business in Botswana

Botswana is one of Africa’s few economic successes since independence, and one of the countries in the so-called Third World with the highest economic growth in recent decades. Since the mid-1970s, Botswana has had the highest per capita income growth in the world. Botswana has undergone remarkable economic development, from being one of Africa’s economically […]

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