Botswana info

Botswana

    • Full name: The Republic of Botswana
    • Population: 1.7 million (via UN, 2006)
    • Capital: Gaborone
    • Area: 581,730 sq km (224,607 sq miles), approx. the size of Texas
    • Major languages: English (official), Setswana
    • Major religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs
    • Monetary unit: 1 Pula = 100 thebe
    • People: Botswana has an estimated population of 1.6 million; approximately 60% have Tswana origin.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

BBC Country Profile:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1068674.stm

CIA World Factbook:
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/bc.html

NEWS SOURCES

Republic of Botswana Daily News:
http://www.gov.bw/cgi-bin/news.cgi

The Botswana Gazette:
http://www.gazettebw.com/

ARTICLES

Walking the Fence

African Bushmen Tour U.S. to Fund Fight for Land

Botswana Bushmen Win Land Ruling

World’s Oldest Religion Discovered in Botswana

The Birth of Botswana

Chobe – The Elephant’s Promised Land

The Okavango Delta Peoples of Botswana

Botswana’s Okavango Delta: Africa’s Most Beautiful Oasis

The Bushman Rite of Passage