Did you know that Botswana is today one of the most prosperous countries in Africa? … We have collected these and other curiosities for you in this post dedicated to this territory of the African continent.

So read to the end and discover the most interesting trivia about Botswana.


1- Botswana is the world’s largest diamond producer, after Russia

Jwaneng Diamond Mine, in southern Botswana, is the most valuable mine in the world. And recently, the largest diamond in the world has been found in the Karowe mine (1000 carats and a size of 65x65x40).


2- Botswana has a population of about 2 million inhabitants

In relation to its size, it is the most sparsely populated country in the world.


3- It is one of the most stable and safest countries in Africa

Botswana has a stable economy and politics, relatively free from corruption and where human rights are respected.


4- The San of Botswana are considered the oldest inhabitants of the world

Archaeological evidence suggests that they have lived in southern Africa (and probably other parts of Africa) for at least 22,000 years.


5- 30% of the territory of Botswana are National Parks and animal life reserves

80% of the territory of Botswana is a huge desert known as the Kalahari. The Okavango Delta and safaris are the great attraction of the country. The most visited Parks are the Okavango Delta, Moremi, Chobe, Makgadikgadi and Nxai Pan.


6- English is the official language of Botswana; Setswana is the local language and the most widely spoken in the entire country. However, there are 18 tribal languages