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About Botswana

Botswana, officially known as the Republic of Botswana is a South African country comprising of the famous Kalahari desert.

The country’s economy is predominantly agriculture and live stocks with mining, cattle, and tourism. The country has a high standard of living and a good human development index.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityGaborone
Government Typeparliamentary representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Setswana
CurrencyBotswana pula, BWP
Phone Code +267
Important CitiesGaborone, Francistown, Molepolole, Maun, Mogoditshane, Serowe, Kanye, Selibe Phikwe, Mahalapye, Mochudi, Lobatse, Palapye
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-30)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking87
Primary IndustriesTrade,Mining , Tourism,Agriculture,Financial Sector.
Major Exportscultured pearls, precious, Electrical machinery and equipment , Meat and edible meat offal, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Inorganic chemicals, organic, Vehicles other than railway , Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, Plastics and articles thereof, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Iron and ,
Major Exports to Indiacultured pearls, precious, Pharmaceutical products, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Articles of iron or steel, Aluminium and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, Plastics and articles thereof, Rubber and articles thereof, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, Vehicles other than railway ,
Major Importscultured pearls, precious , Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Vehicles other than railway, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment , Articles of iron or steel, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Plastics and articles thereof, Pharmaceutical products, Cereals, Sugars and sugar confectionery
Major Imports from Indiacultured pearls, precious , Iron and steel, Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, Commodities not elsewhere specified, Copper and articles thereof, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Electrical machinery and equipment , Vehicles other than railway, Printed books, newspapers, pictures , Rubber and articles thereof, Raw hides and skins
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between Botswana and India totaled US$1.1 billion in 2014–15. The primary commodity imported by India from Botswana is diamonds. The major commodities exported by India to Botswana are items manufactured goods, metals, machinery and equipment, cotton yarn, fabrics, ready-made garments, pharmaceuticals, and transport equipment.
Bordering NationsZambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia
Member of(African Union), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for BotswanaH.E. Dr. Rajesh Ranjan
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
Plot No. 5375, President's Drive, Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: 267 3972676
Embassy Details of Botswana in IndiaH.E. Mr. Gilbert Shimane Mangole
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of the Republic of Botswana
C-9/3, Vasant Vihar , New Delhi -110057, India
Phone: (9111) 46537000


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