Description flag of Botswana
light blue with a horizontal white-edged black stripe in the center
Republic of Botswana (long)
Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural) (noun) Botswana (adjective)
Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4% (2001 census)
1,842,323 ranked 149, (data 2008)
population concentrated in eastern part of the country. The lowest point is junction of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers 513 m.
4,013km, Namibia 1,360 km, South Africa 1,840 km, Zimbabwe 813 km.
9 districts and 5 town councils*; Central, Francistown*, Gaborone*, Ghanzi, Jwaneng*, Kgalagadi, Kgatleng, Kweneng, Lobatse*, Northeast, Northwest, Selebi-Pikwe*, Southeast, Southern
30 September 1966 (from UK)