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Botswana: Geography#

LocationSouthern Africa, north of South Africa
Geographic Coordinates22 00 S, 24 00 E -22.0,24.0
Area total: 581,730 sq km
land: 566,730 sq km
water: 15,000 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 581730
DBpedia: 581730
Geoname: 600370
Infoplease: 600370
Britannica: 581730
Wolfram: 581730

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Land boundariestotal: 4,347.1 km
border countries: Namibia 1,544 km, South Africa 1,969 km, Zambia 0.1 km, Zimbabwe 834 km
Coastline0 km (landlocked)
Elevation Extremeslowest point: junction of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers 513 m
highest point: Tsodilo Hills 1,489 m
Highest Mountains
Terrainpredominantly flat to gently rolling tableland; Kalahari Desert in southwest
Natural Hazardsperiodic droughts; seasonal August winds blow from the west, carrying sand and dust across the country, which can obscure visibility
Natural Resourcediamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver
Land Usearable land: 0.45%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 99.55% (2011)
Climatesemiarid; warm winters and hot summers
Irrigated Land14.39 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources12.24 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesovergrazing; desertification; limited freshwater resources
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesGaborone; Francistown; Molepolole; Selibe Phikwe; Maun
Important Cities
Geography-notelandlocked; population concentrated in eastern part of the country