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Capital: Gabarone

Government: Parliamentary Republic

Current President: Mokgweetsi Masisi


  • Botswana has enjoyed one of the fastest growth rates per capita income in the world since independence.
  • Since 1980’s, the country has been the world’s largest producer of gem-quality diamonds.  As such, diamond mining will continue to be the mainstay of Botswana’s economy, with known current reserves sufficient for at least the next 20 years.

Population: 2,214,858 (2017)

Land Size: 581,730 sq km (224,607 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Tswana (or Setswana): 79%
  • Kalanga: 11%
  • Basarwa: 3%
  • Other, including Kgalagadi and white: 7%

  • Christian: 71.6%
  • Badimo(indigenous African religion): 6%
  • Other: 1.4%
  • Unspecified: 0.4%
  • None: 20.6%


  • Setswana: 78.2%
  • Kalanga: 7.9%
  • Sekgalagadi: 2.8%
  • English (official): 2.1%
  • Other: 8.6%
  • Unspecified: 0.4%



  • Fri - Oct 19, 2018: Athletics Coach in the U.S. for Training - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Botswana athletics coach, Mogomotsi Otsetswe is attending an International Coaching Enrichment Certificate Programme (ICECP) in the United States of America.
  • Thu - Oct 18, 2018: Zebras Choke At Home - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Francistown -The national soccer team, Zebras' hope of collecting maximum points in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers suffered a blow as they were held to a goalless draw by a stubborn Burkina Faso at the Francistown Sports Complex on October 16.
  • Thu - Oct 18, 2018: First Lady Stresses Education, Values - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Palapye -First Lady Neo Masisi has implored young girls to take their studies seriously as education creates knowledge, builds confidence and breaks down barriers to opportunities.
  • Thu - Oct 18, 2018: Commission to Review Salaries - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -President Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi swearing in the chairperson of the Presidential Commission on Salary Review, Justice Monametsi Gaongalelwe at a swearing-in ceremony for members of the commission in Gaborone on October 17.
  • Thu - Oct 18, 2018: International Junior Open Chess Championships Activation October 20 - AllAfrica News: Botswana
    [Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -An activation event for the upcoming 2018 Botswana International Junior Open Chess Championships will be held on October 20.