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Located in the most inhospitable and deserted part of southern Africa, without access to the sea following the colonial definition of its borders and traditionally subject to South Africa, Botswana showed very little chance of authentic development at the time of independence (1966); but the discovery of enormous mineral deposits and the institutional changes that took place throughout southern Africa have allowed the country to develop significantly positive, so much so that it has become one of the richest in the continent. In addition to the exploitation of mineral resources (copper, nickel and diamonds), there are other factors underlying its economic success: ethnic homogeneity that avoided internal conflicts, political stability and the preservation of democratic institutions. The end of the regime of apartheid in South Africa has then strengthened and intensified relations with that country, made difficult in the past by Botswana’s aversion to any form of racial segregation. The mining proceeds and the substantial financing from the West allowed the modernization of the traditional economic sectors (agriculture and livestock), the increase of infrastructures and the growth of urban construction.

Botswana is a parliamentary republic; the President of the Republic, elected for 5 years by the National Assembly, is responsible for the executive power. The legislative function belongs to the National Assembly; the House of Heads, on the other hand, has consultative functions, essentially composed of 15 members representing the eight main tribes. The judicial system is based on Dutch law, British Common Law and local customs. All districts have courts of first instance whose sentences may be subject to appeal before the High Court. The death penalty is in effect. The armed forces, created in 1977 and divided into army and air force, are supported by the paramilitary police force. Military service is carried out on a voluntary basis. After independence the country has invested, and continues to invest, a lot in education. In 1980 he started a national literacy program and the free primary education from 6 years of age for 7 years. Secondary education lasts 5 years and is divided into a first cycle of 3 years and a second of 2. In 2010 the illiterate rate was around 16.7%. The capital Gaborone is home to a university, but although Botswana has one of the best education systems on the continent, many students prefer to continue their studies abroad. According to COUNTRYAAH, Botswana is a nation in Southern Africa, the capital city of which is Gaborone. The latest population of Botswana is 2,351,638. REMZFAMILY: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Botswana, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.
Morphologically the land corresponds to a large area of subsidence character endorheic, peneplanate whose surfaces are covered by Cenozoic formations from which they emerge isolated rocky peaks. In the central part, more depressed, there are wide sandy undulations that are part of the Kalahari desert. There is no real hydrographic network; these are temporary courses, similar to uidian Saharan flowing down from the peripheral boards and get lost in the central depression, where, however, no shortage pitched precious groundwater. Character of wadi also has the Molopo, a tributary of the Orange, which limits the country to S; richer in water is the Limpopo, which flows on the eastern edge. In the northern part, a marked depression attracts the water-rich rivers of the highlands of Angola, including the Okavango, which pours its waters into some vast swampy areas (Ngamiland). These marshes form a large internal delta (20,000 km²); in many cases they are unable to contain the seasonal waters of the river and then, through a channel of 200 km, the Botletle, they pour part of it into the Makgadikgadi lake. Finally, the Ngami, located to the S of the Okavango basin, is not a real lake, but a large depression fed only occasionally by the Taokhe. The climate is of an arid continental type, with high average temperature values, which go from 25 ºC in January to 12 ºC in June (data referring to Gaborone). The persistent anticyclonic formations hinder the inflows of tropical humid air masses and the precipitations, essentially due to the contributions of air masses coming from the Indian Ocean, do not reach an average of 250 mm per year.

Botswana Road Network

The A-roads of Botswana. According to wholevehicles, Botswana had a network of 31,762 kilometers of road in 2018, of which 18,507 kilometers was managed by the national government and 13,254 kilometers by local governments. Of the total network, 30.8% is paved. Of the national road network of 18,507 kilometers, 6,955 kilometers are paved, 7,530 kilometers… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Serowe, Botswana

The climate of Serowe According to shopareview, Serowe is a large city in the central eastern part of Botswana, in the Central district of which it is the capital. When Botswana was still a British colony and still called Beechuanaland, Serowe was a popular place for Western immigrants who settled here in large numbers. Botswana’s… Read More »

Climate and Weather of Maun, Botswana

The climate of Maun According to citypopulationreview, Maun is a medium-sized city in northwestern Botswana in the North-West district. Maun is located on the Thamalakane River. The city was once established as the capital for the Batawana people. Today Maun is a popular tourist destination within Botswana. Most tourists come here for a game drive.… Read More »

Botswana Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction At first glance, business negotiations do not differ from customs in Europe. The Botswanans are a peaceful and self-confident people, considered relatively exceptional compared to other African nations. They are cordial in their dealings and like to laugh. The working day starts early. Meetings starting… Read More »

Botswana Basic Information

Basic data Capital Gaborone Population 2.43 million Language English (official language), Setswana (highly spoken) Religion Christianity (57%), traditional religion (30%), no religion (11%), other religion (2%) State system presidential republic Head of State Mokgweetsi Masisi Head of government Mokgweetsi Masisi Currency name Botswana Pula (BWP) Travel Time shift +1 hour (in summer +0 hours) Economy… Read More »

Botswana Travel Facts

Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa, bordering South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. The country impresses with diverse nature, beautiful landscapes and its great biodiversity. It is one of the most sparsely populated countries on earth. Capital City Gaborone Size 581,730 km² Resident 2,025,000 Official Language Setswana, English Currency Pula Time Zone UTC+2… Read More »

IELTS Test Centers in Botswana

IELTS Testing Centres in Botswana In total, there is one test location in Botswana that offer IELTS exams. You can select the one which is closer to you. List of cities in Botswana where you can take the IELTS tests Gaborone There are two types of test format available for IELTS exams: paper-based or computer-delivered.… Read More »

SAT Test Centers and Dates in Botswana

According to the College Board, there are 1 test centers for SAT and SAT Subject Tests in Botswana. Please note that before you register either of the SAT exams, you should choose your test date and test location. Each testing location is affiliated with an educational institution, such as high school, community college, or university.… Read More »

GMAT Test Centers in Botswana

GMAT Testing Location We have found 1 GMAT test centre in Botswana, located in Gaborone. For specific test dates of 2019, please refer to the end of this page. IT-IQ Botswana Plot 68 Unit 8 Gaborone International Commerce Park Box 40509 Gaborone Botswana Phone: +267 3181684 Test Center Information Entering Gaborone International Commercial Park using the… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Botswana

The TOEFL iBT test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers (including addresses), dates and times, click the button… Read More »