A: Botswana lies on the geographical coordinates of 22° 0' 0" S, 24° 0' 0" E.
Latitude and Longitude of Botswana in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||-22.0||24.0|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||22° 0' 0" S||24° 0' 0" E|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:7564133.208430798 Easting:190234.9499206135 Zone:35K|
More detail about Botswana
Botswana - a small wonder
A small country of the African continent actually has done wonders when comes to the economy of the state. This little state which gained its independence in 1966 has made a commendable economic growth since then. If that leaves you wondering about how could Botswana achieve such a feat, then let us spill the beans. The remarkable economic record of this African country of Botswana has been possible due to the diamond mines. With four large diamond mines at Orapa, Letlhakane, Jwaneng, and Damtshaa, Botswana has undoubtedly become the largest producer of diamonds in the world.
But of course, having resources does not make any country an economically strong one. The discreet and far-sighted fiscal policies, together with international financial and technical assistance undertaken by the government of Botswana, has given that extra push necessary for this small country to achieve an economic growth of average of 9% per year, since its independence till 1999. It would not be an exaggeration here to mention that since the time of independence, Botswana has been a country with the highest economic growth rate in the whole world. The only budget deficit that the country had in 2004 were traced to high military expenses.
In the massive continent of Africa, the small state of Botswana has the fourth highest GNP or Gross National Income. It has a standard of living which can be compared to the Mexican State and the state of Turkey. Botswana boasts of being the least corrupted state in the African continent, and thus success was sure to follow.
Agriculture of Botswana supports 80% of the livelihood in the state, but only 50% of food needs are met by it, and accounts for only a meager GDP or Gross Domestic Product of 3%. This is because the agriculture of Botswana predominates in cattle rearing and subsistence farming. There are a number of national parks and game reserves in Botswana, which makes it a perfect tourist attraction too.