geographical name country S Africa N of the Molopo; an independent republic since 1966, formerly British protectorate of Bechuanaland capital Gaborone area about 220,000 square miles (569,800 square kilometers), population 1,406,000

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  • Botswana — [bät swä′nə] country in S Africa, north of South Africa: formerly the British territory of Bechuanaland, it became independent (1966) & a member of the Commonwealth: 224,607 sq mi (581,730 sq km); pop. 1,327,000; cap. Gaborone …   English World dictionary

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  • Botswana — /bot swah neuh/, n. a republic in S Africa: formerly a British protectorate; gained independence 1966; member of the Commonwealth of Nations. 1,500,765; 275,000 sq. mi. (712,250 sq. km). Cap.: Gaborone. Formerly, Bechuanaland. * * * Botswana… …   Universalium

  • Botswana — Lefatshe la Botswana (tn) Republic of Botswana (en) République du …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Botswana — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Botswana <p></p> Background: <p></p> Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. More than four decades …   The World Factbook

  • Botswana — Republic of Botswana Republik Botsuana …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Botswana — Botsuana * * * Bo|ts|wa|na: internationale Schreibung für ↑ Botsuana usw. * * * Botswana,     Kurzinformation:   Fläche: 581 730 km2   Einwohner: (2000) 1,6 Mio.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Botswana — (Republic of Botswana) ► Estado de África austral. Limita con Namibia y Zambia al N, con Zimbabwe al E, con la República de Sudáfrica al E y S y con Namibia al O. Su extensión es de 570 000 km2 con un total de 1 576 500 h. La capital es Gaborone …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Botswana — noun a landlocked republic in south central Africa that became independent from British control in the 1960s • Syn: ↑Republic of Botswana • Instance Hypernyms: ↑African country, ↑African nation • Part Holonyms: ↑Africa …   Useful english dictionary

  • Botswana — noun A country in Southern Africa (formerly Bechuanaland). Official name: Republic of Botswana …   Wiktionary

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