Republic Of Botswana
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)