Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as Batswana Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections. Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula is poorly defined but at most is a few hundred metres long.

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Geographical values

  • absolute in degrees, minutes and seconds:
    24° 39′ 30″ S • of southern latitude
    25° 54′ 44″ E • of eastern longitude
  • in degrees with decimal fractions:
    −24.658367°; 25.912138°

Length of Botswana from south to north is 1,014.133 kilometers, from west ot east – from 929.343 km on south to 992.379 km on north.

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Coat of arms of Botswana

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