Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana , is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens are properly referred to as "Batswana" , but many English-language sources use "Botswanan". Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. It has held free and fair democratic elections since independence. Botswana is flat, and up to 70% is covered by the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to...
|Founded:||September 30, 1966|
|Official language:||Tswana Language, English Language|
|Form of government:||Parliamentary republic|