Brackround: Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. Four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most dynamic economies in Africa. Mineral extraction, principally diamond mining, dominates economic activity, though tourism is a growing sector due to the country's conservation practices and extensive nature preserves. Botswana has one of the world's highest known rates of HIV/AIDS infection, but also one of Africa's most progressive and comprehensive programs for dealing with the disease.

About Botswana's land: Located in southern Africa and north of sounth Africa. Theres 566,730 square kilometers of land and 15,000 square kilometers of water. A total of 581,730. Botswana borders Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. There is no coast because it is an inland country. If you dont like winter and the cold this a good place the winters are usually warm and they have hot summers. The lowest point in Botswans is the junction of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers, and the highest point is the Tsodilo Hills. If you go to botswana just to tell you the population is consentrated on the earsten side of the country.

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People in Botswana: The population in Botswana is 1,990,876. There is 300,000 people living in Botswana with hiv/aids right now. 11,000 people have died from it already. Your risk of getting a disease in Botswana is a really high risk. The two major nationalities are Motswana and Batswana. The percentege of religions are Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6%. The languages they speak are Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4%.

National flag of Botswana blue with a black stip through it.
National flag of Botswana blue with a black stip through it.

Government of Botswana: They have the government of parliamentary republic the legal system is
based on Roman-Dutch law and local customary law; judicial review limited to matters of interpretation; accepts compulsory ICJ jurisdiction with reservations. The Executive branch has a president, vice president, they appoint there cabninet. The president is inderectly appointed for five years, and the vice president is appointed by the president.

Modes of communication: There are 142,300 land lines in use in Botswana, and 1.486 million mobile phones in use. There are 2 tv stations one is is state owned and one is privately owned. Satelite tvcoverage is available. There are 3 state owned radio station and 3 privately owned radio stations. There are 2,739 internet hosts and 120,000 internet users in Botswana.

Botswana military branched: Botswana Defense Force (BDF): Ground Forces Command, Air Arm Command, Logistics Command. The age to be in their military is the same as here 18.

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