The Facts About Botswana

History of Botswana:

Botswana is occupied by people of predominantly Tswana origin (collectively called”Batswana”) whose recorded history could be traced back to the 14th century. They are believed to be descendants of King Mogale who lived at the present-day Magaliesberg Mountains in the Gauteng Province of South Africa. They migrated northwards, at various times and because of different triggers, and established themselves in what was then a comparatively unexplored land.

Towards the turn of the 19th century, the men and women who resided in the region known as Botswana, composed of eight ethnic Chiefdoms whose inhabitants shared a frequent history and language, co-existed in comparative peace. During this period, Britain was merging its military and financial strength as a major colonial power in Southern Africa. At the same time, Dutch settlers calling themselves Afrikaners (Boers) and German lands in Namibia (then South West Africa) were pushing northwards and westwards, respectively, annexing more and more Batswana lands. In 1870, three DIKGOSI (Botswana conventional leaders) made representation to the British Government regarding the threat of the land’s annexation by the German and Dutch settlers. With the earnest support of some neighbourhood British organizations and individuals, the reception for protection triumphed in 1885, resulting in the Bechuanaland Protectorate. After 80 years as a British protectorate, Bechuanaland attained self-government in 1965, becoming the independent Republic of Botswana on September 30, 1966, and maintaining a place of stability and harmony ever since.

Information on Botswana:

Full Name:

Hango ye Botswana

National Language:

The National Language is English. Other Languages of Botswana are Tswana, Sekalalaka, Seherero.

Capital:

Gaborone is the Capital of Botswana. Gaborone is a very Beautiful city & heart of the political & economic activities.

Top Religion:

Christian is the official religion.

The Population:

The Total population is 2.254 Million.

Currency Name & Value:

The Botswana pula is the official currency of Botswana and trades under ISO currency code BWP. & one American Dollar is equal to 10.86 pula.

Area:

The Total area is 581,730 km².

States:

Gaborone, Francistown, Lobatse, Selebi-Phikwe, Jwaneng, Orapa, Sowa, Southern District, South-East District, Kweneng District, Kgatleng District, Central District, North-East District, Ngamiland District, Chobe District, Ghanzi District, Kgalagadi District

Cities:

  • Gaborone.
  • Francistown.
  • Molepolole.
  • Serowe.
  • Selibe Phikwe.
  • Maun.
  • Kanye.
  • Mahalapye.
  • Mogoditshane.
  • Mochudi.
  • Lobatse.
  • Palapye.
  • Ramotswa.
  • Moshupa.
  • Tlokweng.
  • Bobonong.
  • Thamaga.
  • Letlhakane.
  • Tonota.
  • Mmadinare.
  • Jwaneng.
  • Tutume.
  • Gabane.
  • Shoshong.
  • Ghanzi.
  • Letlhakeng.
  • Orapa.
  • Kopong.
  • Mmopane.
  • Kasane.
  • Shakawe.
  • Lentsweletau.
  • Molapowabojang.
  • Gumare.
  • Tshabong.
  • Lerala.
  • Mmathethe.
  • Gweta.
  • Mathangwane.
  • Mmankgodi.
  • Maitengwe.
  • Rakops.
  • Dukwi.
  • Mopipi.
  • Etsha.
  • Otse.
  • Sefophe.
  • Sehithwa.
  • Nata.
  • Tumasera.
  • Moiyabana.
  • Lotlhakane.
  • Metsimotlhaba.
  • Bokaa.
  • Tati Siding.
  • Tsetsebjwe.
  • Hukuntsi.
  • Kang.
  • Maunatlala.
  • Tobane.
  • Nkange.
  • Ramokgonami.
  • Sebina.
  • Oodi.
  • Kumakwane.
  • Manyana.
  • Toteng.
  • Shorobe.
  • Mandunyane.
  • Thabala.
  • Lecheng.
  • Shashe-Mooke.
  • Khudumelapye.
  • Ranaka.
  • Marobela.
  • Masunga.
  • Malolwane.
  • Borolong.
  • Nokaneng.
  • Chadibe.
  • Seronga.
  • Mookane.

Famous Food:

Botswana is a food rich country. There are many famous foods in This Country. but these are famous foods.

  • Phaphatha
  • Traditional Style Chicken
  • Porridge or “bogobe”
  • Dikgobe
  • Traditional Drinks
  • Mogodu
  • Seswaa
  • Vetkoek

Historical Places:

  • Okavango Delta
  • Moremi Game Reserve
  • Gabane
  • Kasane
  • Maun
  • Gaborone
  • Chobe National Park
  • Francistown
  • Central Kalahari Game Reserve

Tourism Places:

  • Okavango Delta
  • Kalahari Desert
  • Makgadikgadi Pans
  • Nxai Pan National Park
  • Linyanti Wildlife Reserve
  • Kgalagadi Transfrontier National Park
  • Kubu Island

Things to do:

  • Botswana is a culture rich country & you can do a lot of things here like
  • Sit back and enjoy a mokoro (canoe) ride
  • Take a walk with the first people of the Kgalagadi
  • Deception Valley Lodge
  • Watch the sun go down on a boat cruise
  • Have a 4×4 off-road adventure
  • Go fly-fishing
  • Try quad biking in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans
  • Take a scenic flight over the delta

Interesting things:

  • You’ll come across tame but wild meerkats in the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, however, you won’t locate them at the Makgadikgadi National Park.
  • Botswana is home to the densest elephant population on the planet. The best place to spot them is in Chobe National Park, where they come to the Chobe River Front to play, swim and drink.
  • Botswana’s surface is approximately 582,000 km2 big; 41 per cent of this is a pure character!
  • Linyanti is an excellent place for spotting leopard and wild dogs.
  • The Makgadikgadi Salt Pans are one of the largest salt pans in the world, stretching over a place of 12,000 km2
  • English is the official language of Botswana; Setswana is your local language and also the most spoken language around the nation.  There are 18 main tribal languages though.

The Economy of Botswana:

The market of Botswana is currently one of the planet’s fastest-growing markets, averaging about 5 per cent per annum over the previous decade. Growth in private sector employment averaged about 10 per cent per annum throughout that the first 30 years of the country’s independence.

The Armed Forces in Botswana:

The Botswana Defence Force (BDF, Setswana: Sesole Sa Botswana), the military of Botswana, formed in 1977. The commander-in-chief is Mokgweetsi Masisi. The commander-in-chief is Mokgweetsi Masisi. The main force is the army; there is also an air wing and a riverine patrol contingent attached to the ground forces, with 10 Panther airboats and 2 Boston Whaler Raider class. The  Active in this country is 9,000

Top Professions in Botswana:

  • Supervisor.
  • Software Engineer.
  • Electrical.
  • Project Management.
  • Mechanical Engineering.
  • Quantity Surveyor.
  • Consultant.
  • Technical.
  • Accounting.

Strange Laws in Botswana :

  • Where a party has not complied with a material term of this agreement it’s stated that they are in breach of the contract.
  •  The individual whose rights have been broken under an agreement may have the following remedies: In the event of being found guilty, the employee must be provided with a chance to put forward facts in mitigation before a sentence is decided.
  • Following a sentence has been imposed, the worker Ought to Be advised of his right to appeal against the decision and/or sentence.
  • Appearance at court by parties, at a pending court case primarily before the trial or hearing and regarding updates. The worker must be entitled to provide evidence personally and call his or her own witnesses a system of legislation concerned with the punishment of individuals who commit crimes.
  • A criminal prosecution involves the government (via the Police Service or the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)) determining to punish an individual for either an act or an omission.
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