Botswana is located in Southern Africa and it has no coastline. The country gained independence from the Commonwealth in 1966. The countries land is flat and about 70% of it is Kalahari Desert. It is one of the worlds most scarcely populated countries. Economically it has managed to pull off a remarkable transformation from one of the worlds poorest countries to having one of Africa's highest GDPs.
Capital city: Gaborone Highest Point: Tsodilo Hills 1,489 m (4,885 ft) Lowest Point: Junction of the Limpopo and Shashe Rivers 513 m (1,683 ft) Land Area: 566,721 km2 (218,815 sq mi) Water Area: 15,008 km2 (5,794 sq mi) Total Area: 581,730 km2 (224,610 sq mi) Coastline: 0 Bordering countries (4) Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe