Botswana, a landlocked country in Southern Africa, has a landscape defined by the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, which becomes a lush animal habitat during the seasonal floods. The massive Central Kalahari Game Reserve, with its fossilized river valleys and undulating grasslands, is home to numerous animals including giraffes, cheetahs, hyenas and wild dogs.
Languages: Setswana (official) 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%
Ethnic Groups: Tswana stock 79% (Batswana, Bamangwato, Bakwena, Bangwaketsi, Bakgatla, Barolong, Bamalete, and Batlokwa), Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, non-African 1%
Belief Systems: Christianity 71.6%, Badimo 6% (indigenous African traditional religion), no religion 20%
Sites for More Information:
Map of Botswana
University of Texas Library
Botswana - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Botswana
Tourism and Culture:
All about Botswana as a tourism destination
Botswana Cultural Events
List of festivals and events in Botswana
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Botswana Government Websites
Directory of government websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger