National Symbols of Botswana

Botswana is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, . The capital of Botswana is Gaborone.

The official language is English and the Botswana pula is the currency of the Botswana. The domain is .bw and the country code is +267.

National day is celebrated on 30 Sep 1966. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Botswana is no exception.

In Botswana, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Motswana people. Ginger beer is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Botswana. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Motswana symbol.

The country was founded by Sir Seretse Khama. The current president of Botswana is Mokgweetsi Masisi.

In Botswana the power plugs and sockets are of type D, G, M. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Motswana national anthem was written by Kgalemang Tumedisco Motsete and composed by Kgalemang Tumedisco Motsete.

Country information

Former name(s) Bechuanaland
Official name(s) The Republic of Botswana
Alternative name(s) Bechuanaland (former, English)
Regional location Southern Africa, north of South Africa
Country name etymology "Country of the Tswana" in Setswana, after the country's dominant ethnic group
Climate Semiarid; warm winters and hot summers
Terrain Predominantly flat to gently rolling tableland; Kalahari Desert in southwest
Population 2,351,627
National Day 30 Sep 1966
Language(s) English
Religion Christianity, Protestantism
Country code +267
Literacy rate 87.7%
Currency Botswana pula
Capital city Gaborone
Domain(TLD) .bw
Ethnicity Tswana, Kalanga, & San
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Motswana
Driving side Drive on the Left-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 581,730 km2 (224,610 sq mi)
Timezone Central Africa Time (GMT+2)
Average elevation 1,013 m (3,323 ft)
Coastline 0 Km (landlocked)
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Botswana

Flag map of Botswana

Motto of Botswana

"Pula!" (Tswana) "Rain"

National animal of Botswana

The National animal of Botswana is Zebra

National Animal of Botswana - Zebra

National flower of Botswana

The National flower of Botswana is Sengaparile. Botanical name is Harpagophytum.

National flower of Botswana - Sengaparile

National bird of Botswana

The National bird of Botswana is Kori bustard

National bird of Botswana - Kori bustard

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Motswana Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

A prudent man who knows proverbs, resolved problems.

As the lion said, 'I will kill your lambs and you will remember my presence.'

Beautiful words don't put porridge in the pot.

You can tell the ripeness of a melon by its look.

A lion cannot hear its own roar.

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