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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





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Key facts

Capital: Gaborone

Location: Southern Africa, north of South Africa

Government: Republic of Botswana

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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