Capital: Gaborone

Population: 2,139,983 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Botswana Pula (BWP)

Official Languages: English, Setswana

Unofficial Languages: Kalanga, Sempukushu, Sekgalagadi, Sesarwa

Main Religions: Christianity, Badimo

Ethnic Groups: Tswana or Setswana, Kalanga, Basarwa, white

Largest Cities: Gaborone, Francistown, Molepolole, Selebi-Phikwe

Main Sport: Football, Running, Basketball, Tennis, Boxing

Political System: Parliamentary Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Good Friday (March 25)

Easter Monday (March 28)

Labour Day (May 1)

Ascension (May 5)

Sir Seretse Khama Day (July 1)

President’s Day (July 18)

President’s Day Holiday (July 19)

Botswana Day (September 30)

Botswana Day Holiday (October 1)

Christmas Day (December 25)

Boxing Day (December 26)

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