Botswana


Currency

The official currency of Botswana is Pula.

Capital

Gaborone

Location

Botswana is located in Africa.


Botswana Location

Population

Estimated population (2010): 2,007,000

Estimated population (2000): 1,758,000

Estimated population (1950): 413,000

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Botswana Flag

Economy

From 1966 to 1999, Botswana had the highest average economic growth rate in the world. However, at the start of the 21st century, the economy of Botswana stagnated up until the early 2010s. The government of Botswana has consistently maintained budget surpluses and has extensive foreign exchange reserves.
Botswana's economy is primarily based on diamond mining, prudent fiscal policies, international financial and technical assistance, and a cautious foreign policy. Botswana is also rated as the least corrupt country in Africa.


The most popular places in Botswana among international travellers

Mokolodi Nature Reserve

Mokolodi Nature Reserve