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    Botswana Geography - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/botswana/botswana_geography.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Location: Southern Africa, north of South Africa


      Geographic coordinates: 22 00 S, 24 00 E


      Map references: Africa


      Area: total: 600,370 sq km
      water: 15,000 sq km
      land: 585,370 sq km


      Area - comparative: slightly smaller than Texas


      Land boundaries: total: 4,013 km
      border countries: Namibia 1,360 km, South Africa 1,840 km, Zimbabwe 813 km


      Coastline: 0 km (landlocked)


      Maritime claims: none (landlocked)


      Climate: semiarid; warm winters and hot summers


      Terrain: predominantly flat to gently rolling tableland; Kalahari Desert in southwest


      Elevation extremes: lowest point: junction of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers 513 m
      highest point: Tsodilo Hills 1,489 m


      Natural resources: diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver


      Land use: arable land: 0.61%
      permanent crops: 0.01%
      other: 99.38% (1998 est.)


      Irrigated land: 10 sq km (1998 est.)


      Natural hazards: periodic droughts; seasonal August winds blow from the west, carrying sand and dust across the country, which can obscure visibility


      Environment - current issues: overgrazing; desertification; limited fresh water resources


      Environment - international agreements: party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Nuclear Test Ban, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
      signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements


      Geography - note: landlocked; population concentrated in eastern part of the country


      NOTE: The information regarding Botswana on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Botswana Geography 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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