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Botswana: Country and Foreign Investment


Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. The economy, one of the most robust on the continent, is dominated by diamond mining. The country has an area of 600,000 sq km and is bordered by Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. The country has warm winters and hot summers; the landscape is predominantly flat with gently rolling tableland; the Kalahari Desert is in the southwest of the country. Natural resources include diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore and silver.

There are between 9-12 daily flights in either direction between the capital Gaborone and Johannesburg, the major aviation hub on the continent. Travelling time is 1 hour.



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