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Republic Of Botswana

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Capital City; Gaborone, largest city (main International airport)

Area: 581 730 square km

National day: 30th September.

Independence: 30th September 1966. Former British Protectorate of Bechuanaland.

Population: 1.7 million as at the year 2000

Leader: Festus Mogae born 1939. President as at 1998

Language: English and Tswana (both official)

Currency: Pula (P)

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