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WorldView - Africa

Botswana

US Dept of State - Botswana

"Botswana has enjoyed one of the fastest growth rates in per capita income in the world since independence, although it has slowed considerably due to the global economic slowdown." more...

Global Edge

"Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. Four decades of uninterrupted civilian leadership, progressive social policies, and significant capital investment have created one of the most dynamic economies in Africa." more...

CIA World Factbook

"Botswana has maintained one of the world's highest economic growth rates since independence in 1966, though growth fell below 5% in 2007-08, and turned sharply negative in 2009, with industry falling nearly 30%. Through fiscal discipline and sound management, Botswana transformed itself from one of the poorest countries in the world to a middle-income country with a per capita GDP of $14,100 in 2008." more...

US Department of State World Travel

"Botswana, a country in southern Africa roughly the size of Texas with a population of approximately 1.8 million, has a stable democratic, parliamentary government and a stable economy. Diamond and mineral mining are key components of the economy, while facilities for tourism are also widely available." more...

Languages of Botswana

"From Ethnologue: Languages of the World - An encyclopedic reference work cataloging all of the world's 6,909 known living languages."more...

International Monetary Fund

"IMF reports and publications for Botswana - The IMF is an organization of 187 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world." more...