Botswana, the 45th largest country is located in Southern Africa. It is officially known as Republic of Botswana. The Kalahari Desert covers around 70% of Botswana. Botswana is a plateau region, with an average elevation of 3,300 ft. Okavango Delta which is the world's largest inland delta, Makgadikgadi pan, salt lakes, savannah grasslands and deserts are the major landforms in Botswana. A semiarid subtropical climate prevails in Botswana.
Botswana spreads over an area of 581,730 square kilometres.
As per the 2010 census the population is 2,029,307.
Gaborone, the largest city in Botswana is the capital of the country.
There are 9 districts and 5 town councils in Botswana.
Nine districts include Central, Ghanzi, Kgalagadi, Kgatleng, Kweneng, Northwest, Northeast, Southeast and Souther.
Francistown, Gaborone, Jwaneng, Lobatse, and Selebi-Pikwe are the five town councils in Botswana.
Thamalakane River, Limpopo River, Molopo River, Okavango River and Chobe River are the major rivers in Botswana which originate either in South Africa or in Angola. The Limpopo River Basin is considered the major landform of southern Africa.
Monalanong Hill, Otse Hill and Tsodilo Hills are the major mountains of Botswana. Tsodilo Hills, which is 4,885 ft high, is considered the highest point in Botswana. The point where Limpopo and Shashe Rivers meet is considered the lowest point.
Impalila, Kasikili, Kubu Island are the major islands of Botswana. Among them Impalila and Kasikili islands are located on the border between Namibia and Botswana.
Lake Ngami is the major lake in Botswana.
Makgadikgadi Pan, Nwetwe Pan, Nxai Pan and Sua Pan are the major salt flats of Botswana. Makgadikgadi Pan is considered one of the largest salt flats in the world.
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