10 Interesting facts about Botswana

For anyone interested in visiting or curious for learning more about Botswana, here’s a brief overview for help getting started.

  • 1. There are a little over 2 million people that live in Botswana.
  • 2. It’s landlocked in southern Africa with borders of Zambia to the north, Zimbabwe in the northeast, South Africa in the south, and Namibia in the west.
  • 3. The largest city is Gaborone with 186,000 people, followed by Francistown, Molepolole, Serowe, Selibe Phikwe, Maun, Kanye, Mahalapye, Mogoditshane, and Mochudi.
  • 4. The official languages are Setswana and English.
  • 5. The geography is mostly desert, with the Kalahari Desert covering 70% of the land area.
  • 6. For cuisine, Seswaa is considered to be the national dish, a stew with beef, onions, and seasonings, served with bogobe, a porridge from corn meal.
  • 7. The currency used is the Botswana Pula, BWP.  Diamonds are the majority export.
  • 8. There are a number of parks and reserves in Botswana, the most well known being the Chobe National Park and the Moremi Game Reserve.
  • 9. The national animal of Botswana is the Zebra.
  • 10. Botswana has the largest elephant population of Africa.

Have your own networks with others in Botswana

If you regularly share content or work with people in Botswana, here are a few benefits you get from using an Odysen solution:

  • Use in your preferred language, while no Setswana, you can use English and 33 others as appropriate.
  • Have separate networks for different groups, keeping content focused for each.  This could be having separate networks for different groups of friends, family members, organizations as well as using in professional environments, having separate networks for different clients or customers.
  • Organize content with easy to use folders, add sub-folders to expand and see integrated views from respective parent folders.
  • Within each folder you can add content to the applications, including actions, notes, events, polls, photos, graphics, audio files, office files, videos, websites, and blogs.
  • Get started and invite other users for free with the Basic plan.  This includes the ability create as many networks as you’d like, use the applications, and initial storage for your photos, office files, audio and video files.

Learn more about having your own networks with others in Africa, including using the applications, languages available, solution examples, and relevant blog articles.

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