Did Botswana have a different name?
Background: Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name upon independence in 1966. The economy, one of the most robust on the continent, is dominated by diamond mining. Botswana has a flourishing multiparty constitutional democracy.
Is Botswana still a country?
Botswana, country in the centre of Southern Africa. The territory is roughly triangular—approximately 600 miles (965 km) from north to south and 600 miles from east to west—with its eastern side protruding into a sharp point.
Why is Gaborone the capital of Botswana?
The city was chosen because of its proximity to a fresh water source, its proximity to the railway to Pretoria, and its central location among the central tribes. Another reason Gaborone was picked to be capital was that it had a history of being the administrative center of Botswana.
What do you call someone from Botswana?
What is a person from Botswana called? A botswanian? No! Contrary to popular belief, a person from Botswana is a Motswana, the plural is Batswana and our language is Setswana.
How do you call someone from Lesotho?
A person from Lesotho is called a Mosotho. Citizens of Lesotho are collectively Basotho, and Lesothos native language is Sesotho.
Is Lesotho safe?
Safety and Security. Crime: Lesotho has a high crime rate, and foreigners must remain vigilant at all times. Foreigners are frequently targeted and robbed, and have been car-jacked and killed.
What is Lesotho known for?
Lesotho is well known for its breathtaking scenery which includes snow-capped mountain ranges during the winter. The Sehlabathebe National Park, in the Maloti Mountains, is at the heart of the country and boasts rich plant, animal and bird life.