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Foreign Trade in Botswana, Gaborone

Botswana (Business) Tswanas, Gaborone, Francistown, Molepolole, Mogoditshane, Maun

Botswana («the African Switzerland») is a Southern African landlocked country.

  1. Botswana = Lefatshe the Botswana («the country of the Tswana») in Tswana language
  2. Gaborone is the administrative, economic and commercial capital of Botswana and the largest Batswana city
  3. The headquarters of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) are in Gaborone
  4. The largest cities of Botswana are Gaborone, Francistown, Molepolole, Mogoditshane, Maun, Selibe Phikwe, Serowe, Kanye, Mochudi and Mahalapye
  5. Other Batswana cities are Palapye, Tlokweng, Lobatse, Ramotswa, Letlhakane, Tonota, Moshupa, Thamaga, Jwaneng and Bobonong
  6. The economy of Botswana is closely related to South Africa
  7. Botswana is one of the most dynamic economies in the world
  8. Botswana is one of the least corrupt African countries since 1998
  9. France considers Botswana a tax haven
  10. Botswana has a strong tradition of democracy (democratic elections without interruption)
  11. The main economic activities of Botswana are mining, services, industries, agriculture, livestock and tourism
    1. Diamonds: 33% of the GDP of Botswana
    2. Debswana is the largest diamond mining company of Botswana
  12. Borders of Botswana: South Africa (1,840 kilometres), Namibia (1,360 kilometres), Zambia and Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, 813 kilometres)
    1. The border between Botswana and Zambia, in Kazungula is poorly delimited (1 kilometre).

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Batswana population: 2,3 million of Botswana

  1. Population density of Batswana: 3,8 inhabitants / km²
  2. 10% of the population of Botswana lives in Gaborone
  3. Botswana has the third highest prevalence rate of HIV / AIDS

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  1. Area of Botswana: 581,730 km²
  2. Botswana is a very flat country
    1. The Delta of the Okavango is one of the largest interior deltas in the world, it is in the North-Western Botswana.
    2. Limpopo Basin
    3. Chobe River forms a border between Botswana and Zambezi in Namibia.
    4. Kalahari Desert (70% of Botswana's territory)
  3. Botswana is a unitary parliamentary republic
  4. Independence of Botswana from the United Kingdom in 1966 (History of Botswana)
  5. Calling code of Botswana: 267
  6. Code top-level domain of Botswana: .bw
  7. Currency of Botswana: Pula

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North-South Corridor: Botswana, the DR Congo, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe

The 17 administrative districts, 10 rural districts and 7 urban districts of Botswana are:

Districts of Botswana, Gaborone (source: Amitchell)

District of Botswana / population (miles inhabitants) / Area (km²)

  1. Gaborone City / 231 / 169
  2. Francistown City / 98 / 79
  3. Lobatse Town / 29 / 42
  4. Selebi-Phikwe Town / 49 / 50
  5. Jwaneng Town / 18 / 100
  6. Orapa Town / 9 / 17
  7. Sowa Township / 3 / 159
  8. Southern District / 198 / 28,470
  9. South-East District / 85 / 1,780
  10. Kweneng District / 304 / 31,100
  11. Kgatleng District / 91 / 7,960
  12. Central District / 576 / 142,076
  13. North-East District / 60 / 5,120
  14. Ngamiland District / 152 / 109,130
  15. Chobe District / 23 / 20,800
  16. Ghanzi District / 43 / 117,910
  17. Kgalagadi District / 50 / 105,200

Trade Organisations (Botswana)

  1. Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  2. SACU
  3.  India-SACU Agreement
  4. COMESA-EAC-SADC Agreement
  5. Conference on the Great Lakes Region (guest member country)

Southern African Development Community (SADC)

  1. African Union
  3. Economic Commission for Africa
  4. African Development Bank

Southern African Customs Union (SACU): Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Eswatini

EFTA-Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

Batswana ethnicities:

The Tswana are the largest ethnic group (Bantu) in Botswana (79% of the population of Botswana)

Other ethnic groups are the BaKalanga and San (Bushmen, AbaThwa, Basarwa)

  1. 10,000 San are still hunter-gatherers

Religions in Botswana

  1. Christianity (80% of Batswana)
  2. Traditional African Religions

Languages of Botswana

  1. The official language of Botswana is English
  2. Setswana is very spoken
  3. Other spoken languages in Botswana are Kalanga (sekalanga), Sarwa (sesarwa), Ndebele and Xoo

Higher Education in Botswana

Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology of Botswana

  1. University of Botswana (Gaborone)
  2. University of Botho (Gaborone)
  3. University of Creative Technology of Limkokwing
  4. University of Ba Isago (Gaborone)
  5. International University of Science and Technology of Botswana (Palapye)
  6. University College of Accounting of Botswana (Gaborone)
  7. University College of Agriculture of Botswana (Gaborone)

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