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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

United Nations Country Profile for Botswana

Botswana - Wikipedia Entry

Botswana - General Information
Columbia Encyclopedia Entry for Botswana

Tourism and Culture:

Tourism Botswana
All about Botswana as a tourism destination

Botswana Cultural Events
List of festivals and events in Botswana

Things to do in Botswana

Study Abroad Programs in Botswana

Government Related:

Botswana's Official Government Website

Botswana Embassy
Located in Washington D.C.

Botswana Government Websites
Directory of government websites and other links by Gunnar Anzinger

Local Weather Conditions

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