Where is Botswana?

Botswana is located in the Southern Africa region at latitude -22.328474 and longitude 24.684866 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 22° 19' 42.51'' S
  • 24° 41' 5.52'' E

You can see the location of Botswana on the world map below:

Botswana Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Botswana (BW) are:

  1. Namibia (NA)
  2. South Africa (ZA)
  3. Zambia (ZM)
  4. Zimbabwe (ZW)

Botswana is a landlocked country, which means it does not have direct access to the open ocean.

Botswana Related Content

Botswana Key Facts

CountryBotswana
CoordinatesLatitude: -22.328474
Longitude: 24.684866
Country CodesAlpha 2: BW
Alpha 3: BWA
Country Flag Emoji🇧🇼
Int. Phone Prefix+267
Capital cityGaborone
Continent
Subcontinent
Africa
Southern Africa
Country Area581,730 sq km
Population 20212,397,240
World Rank: 141
Median Age23.5
Life expectancy61.1
Major languagesSetswana 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.)
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+02:00
Internet TLD.bw
Biggest AirportSir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE)
Average temperature21.50 °C
70.70 °F
Administrative Divisions10 districts 4 towns 2 cities
Political systemPresidential representative democratic republic

Botswana Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupUpper middle income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencyBotswana Pula (BWP)
GDP in 2020$14.9 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 126
GDP per capita in 2020$6,349
World Rank: 90
Major Industries / Economic SectorsDiamond mining, agriculture, tourism, services
Top 5 Import CountriesSouth Africa, China, Zimbabwe, United States, United Kingdom
Top 5 Export CountriesSouth Africa, China, Zimbabwe, United States, Japan

Biggest Cities in Botswana

Here are the largest cities in Botswana based on 2021 population data:

City Population
Gaborone 231,626
Francistown 89,979
Molepolole 67,598
Maun 57,067
Mahalapye 50,744
Selibe Phikwe 49,724
Serowe 48,573
Kanye 46,831
Mochudi 39,700
Palapye 36,211

Map of Botswana with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Southern Africa Region