Welcome to Botswana

7th Period - Manasa

Geography

Botswana is 600,370 square kilometers long. Botswanas natural resources include diamond, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron, ore, and silver. The capital of Botswana is Gaborone. A few famous citys of Botswana are; Tshabong, Mamunuo, Ghanzi, Kanye, Mahalype, Serowe, and Muane. A few famous rivers are the Limpopo River, Shase River, Zambezi River, and Okavango River. The biggest desert in Botswana is the Kalahari Desert. A delta in Botswana is the Okavango Delta.

Botswana is dry, due to short rain season. However it has a high-altitude which makes it a sub-tropical climate. The dry season lasts from April to October in the south and April to November in the north. The south of Botswana gets cold winds in the winter time(may-august) and the average tempratures are from the 60* to the 80*. In Botswana sunshine is high all year long. Botswana has periodic droughts.

History

1867- European prospectors drawn by the discovery of gold in the region

1934- Proclomations regularized tribal powers and rule

1967- Diamonds discovered in Orapa

1977- An all-weather road between Botswana and Zambia is completed

1994- BDP majoriy eroded to only 53% of vote in general election

Culture

The Tswana is the ethnic group make up 2/3 of Botswanas ethnic groups. Besides the official language of English, Setswana is the main language of Botswana. But atleast 26 others are spoken by different ethnic groups. These fall into 2 different langage groups, Bantu and Khosian.
Hymne national du Botswana

Government

In Botswana the advisory house of chiefs shows the 8 principal sub-groups of the Botswana tribes, 5 members specially elected by the president, and 22 members elected from designated regions. The eight principal chiefs are members for life. The government is a parliamentary government. The president is Ian Khama. The currency is Botswana's currency is Botswana pula.

Economy

Botswana 's business grows rapidly. The economic growth of Botswana is that 9% every year. But it is going down.The inflation rate is 6.1%. the industries in Botswana are diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver, livestock processing, and textiles.

Top 5 places to visit in Botswnana

  1. Chobe national park
  2. Okavango Delta
  3. Tsodilo Hills
  4. Tuli Block
  5. Moremi Game Reserve