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All the chats in Botswana

  1. Chats in Central
  2. Chats in Chobe
  3. Chats in City of Francistown
  4. Chats in Gaborone
  5. Chats in Ghanzi
  6. Chats in Kgalagadi
  7. Chats in Kgatleng
  8. Chats in Kweneng
  9. Chats in Lobatse
  10. Chats in Ngwaketsi
  11. Chats in North-East
  12. Chats in North-West
  13. Chats in Selibe Phikwe
  14. Chats in South-East
Botswana

Botswana, whose official name is the Republic of Botswana, is a sovereign landlocked country in southern Africa whose form of government is the parliamentary republic. Its territory is divided into nine districts. The capital of the country is the city of Gaborone. Geographically the country extends over flat land, with 70% of its surface covered by the Kalahari desert. It borders South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, Zimbabwe to the northeast and Zambia to the north at a single point. It is ranked 48 in countries by surface.

Botswana was one of the poorest countries in Africa at the time it became independent from the United Kingdom in 1966, when it exhibited a GDP per capita of around 70 dollars. However, Botswana is a nation that has achieved a significant increase in the level of income, with one of the fastest growing economies in the world. According to IMF estimates in 2018, Botswana had an annual average growth rate of 9 percent, and has a GDP per capita of around 18,843 dollars, being one of the highest in Africa. Although Botswana's record highlights good governance and economic growth supported by prudent macroeconomic management and fiscal balance, this contrasts with high levels of poverty in the country, inequality and persistently high unemployment, with figures close to 20% .

The high investment in education, 21% of GDP, has achieved important achievements such as the provision of education almost universal and free, as well as notable improvements in the health sector to reduce mortality from diseases. This has allowed Botswana to have relatively high human development and is considered one of the highest in sub-Saharan Africa. Family incomes are much lower in rural areas than in urban areas. Although the rural poverty rate has decreased, it is still significantly higher than in urban areas. The rate of HIV / AIDS infection has been reduced, as a result of aggressive government intervention in the fight against the disease, where medicines are provided free of charge to citizens. In 2013, a total of 320,000 infected citizens were estimated. The country has tried to diversify its economy in recent years. In 2008 it depended heavily on services, industry, and agriculture closely linked to trade with South Africa.