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Elephants in Botswana
Elephants in Botswana

Elephants of Botswana

Botswana has the largest elephant population on the continent due to a number of reasons including tight protection and civil unrest in neighbouring countries. The relative difficulty in accessing the wildlife areas coupled with the military threat to poachers has allowed the elephant population in Botswana to grow.
Photo by Birger Strahl

BOTSWANA

Africa

BOTSWANA

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    Key facts

    Capital:Gaborone

    Location:Southern Africa, north of South Africa

    Currency:pulas (BWP)

    Area:581,730 sq km

    Population:2,350,667 (July 2021 est.)

    Languages:Setswana 77.3%, Sekalanga 7.4%, Shekgalagadi 3.4%, English (official) 2.8%, Zezuru/Shona 2%, Sesarwa 1.7%, Sembukushu 1.6%, Ndebele 1%, other 2.8% (2011 est.)

    Religion:Christian 79.1%, Badimo 4.1%, other 1.4% (includes Baha'i, Hindu, Muslim, Rastafarian), none 15.2%, unspecified 0.3% (2011 est.)

    TimeZone:UTC+2

    Tel Code:+267

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