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Interesting Facts about Botswana

Botswana Interesting Facts

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Botswana:

  • Botswana’s capital city is Gaborone.
  • Botswana is home to the densest elephant population in the world. The Chobe National Park is the best spot to see them. They come to the Chobe River Front to have fun, drink water, and swim.
  • Linyanti of Botswana is a fantastic location for spotting leopards and wild dogs.
  • English is the official language of Botswana, but Setswana is the language most people use to communicate with each other. There are 18 important languages spoken by the tribes.
  • The money in Botswana is called Pula for paper money and Thebe for coins.
  • Botswana is the leading diamond producing country with the highest value and ranks second in terms of diamond production globally.
  • In Botswana, mopane worms are considered a tasty and desirable delicacy.
  • Approximately 80% of the terrain in Botswana is occupied by the Kalahari Desert.
  • People who live in Botswana are called "Batswana". One person from Botswana is called "Motswana".
  • Botswana has safari places which are either dry or wet. This makes it a cool place to go for a safari trip.
  • Most of Botswana in the warm tropics.
  • In 1966, Botswana became an independent country and stopped being ruled by the UK.
  • Zebra is the national animal of Botswana and marula tree is the national tree of them.
  • The motto of Botswana is “Pula” which means “Let there be rain”.
  • Seswaa is the name of Botswana's national food.
  • Botswana is the longest continuous multi-party democracy in Africa.
  • Botswana is a country surrounded by Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa, but it doesn't have access to the sea.
  • The flag of Botswana is different from other African flags because it doesn't use the colors of red and green.
  • Chobe National Park was Botswana’s first national park and is considered one of Africa’s great wildlife destinations. 

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