Botswana



Lies between latitudes 18 degrees and 27 degrees south and longitudes 20 degrees and 28 degrees west. Landlocked high plateau. Thick bush and rocky hills east of ridge forming watershed between Molopo and Notwane rivers; west of ridge is Kalahari desert.


Name: Republic of Botswana
Location: Africa
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Gaborone
Main Cities: Francistown, Lobatse, Selebi-Phikwe
Population: 1,392,000 Area [sq.km]:581,730
Languages: English, Setswana
Religions: Indigenous beliefs, Christian

National Anthem:
Fatshe leno la rona,
Ke mpho ya Modimo,
Ke boswa jwa borraetsho;
A le nne ka kagiso.

Tsogang, tsogang! banna, tsogang!
Emang, basadi, emang, tlhagafalang!
Re kopaneleng go direla
Lefatshe la rona.

Ina lentle la tumo
La chaba ya Botswana,
Ka kutlwano le kagisano,
E bopagantswe mmogo.

Blessed be this noble land,
Gift to us from God's strong hand,
Heritage our fathers left to us,
May it always be at peace.
Awake, awake, O men, awake!
And women close beside them stand,
Together we'll work and serve
This land, this happy land!

Word of beauty and of fame,
The name Botswana to us came.
Through our unity and harmony,
We'll remain at peace as one.


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