Welcome to Botswana

Parker H. 6th period

Geography

The size of Botswana is 231,804 sq miles. Botswana is land locked and very nearly in the center of the southern African Subcontinent, on an elevated plateau of approximately 1,000 meters. These factors tend to cause annual low rainfall.The natural resources include diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, iron ore, and silver.Geographically, much of Botswana in southern Africa is rolling tableland and plains. Its central and southern regions are dominated ecologically by the Kalahari Desert, which is actually a vast semi-desert of woodland, scrub and sandy grassland. Botswana is one of the most seriously affected countries do to deforestation it effects plants and animals.

History

1867- European gold prospectors arrive, mining begins

1890- British protectorate is extended to chobe river

1966- Independence from Great Britain

1977 March- Defense Force established

1980- President Dies

Culture

Botswana refers to the largest ethnic group in the country- the Tswana who makes up one third of the population. They speak the main language of Setswana along with 26 other languages. The main religion is Christianity. Some Christian holidays are Christmas where we celebrate the birth of Jesus, and there is Easter when we celebrate Jesus rising from the dead.
Hymne national du Botswana

government

There are four different parties. Their current president is president Seretse Khama Ian. Democracy is the type of government.how it works is elections every 5 years.The cabinet is elected from national parties.

economy

The people make a living by mining diamonds, and silver, last of all nickel.

They export goods.They also do services.Goods include bread and household things.

They are poor in exporting goods, services, and diamonds.

Top 5 locations of Botswana.

1. Okavage delta

2. Chobe national park

3. Tsodilo hills

4. The Nxai Pan National Park

5. Salt pans