24 Fun Facts About Botswana you did not know yet

Botswana is a large country. In square kilometers that is. It’s a country about which you can learn a lot. That’s why I decided to make this fun list of Botswana fun facts. Enjoy!

  1. The national bird of Botswana is the Kori Bustard. The largest flying bird of whole Africa.
  2. The country is big as France in Europe. Pretty big!
  3. Yet, there are only 2,02 million people living in the country.
  4. They have a flag with blue, white and black.
  5. The blue represents water and rain, which is very precious to them.
  6. You have white and black in the flag to show their racial harmony.
  7. The national animal is the zebra. This has to do with the black and white stripes showing the racial harmony.
  8. Pula, their national currency, also means rain. They also say it when toasting with their drinks.
  9. The people are called Batswana, but single persons are referred to as a Motswana.
  10. Botswana was not colonized, but it was a British protectorate.
  11. They are entirely land-locked.
  12. Neighboring countries are South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
  13. The border with Zambia is only 150 meters long though.
  14. With that Botswana and Zambia have the shortest border in the entire world.
  15. Botswana has a very big diamond production. They produce 17,7 percent of all the diamonds in the world.
  16. 45% of the country is protected as national parks and wildlife reserves. Ideal for eco-tourists!
  17. You can find 147 species of mammals in Botswana.
  18. There are around 150.000 elephants in Botswana, 50.000 of them are living in Chobe National Park.
  19. You can find 593 birds in Botswana, most of them in the Okavango Delta.
  20. Botswana became independent in 1966, which makes it the oldest democratic state in Africa.
  21. English is the official language in Botswana.
  22. The Okavango Delta is the largest inland delta in the world.
  23. There are more than 150.000 islands in the Okavango Delta. The sizes vary from a couple of meters to a few kilometers.
  24. Tourism is restricted the keep nature as wild as possible.

Disclaimer: There is none, I just really wanted to write this piece of content for you. <3

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