Embassy of the Republic of

Botswana in Sweden


Embassy of the Republic of

Botswana in Sweden

Country Facts

Head of State: Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi
Capital: Gaborone
Other cities: Francistown, Lobatse, Maun
Geography: Covers 581,730 Square Km
Population: 2.2 million

National flag of Botswana

Languages:  Setswana (national) English (official)

Religion:      Christianity

National Flag:  The national flag consists of a sky blue background, horizontal black stripe sandwiched between two narrow horizontal white         stripes. The blue represents rain and water (a precious commodity in Botswana) and the black and white symbolize the nation’s plural (multi-racial) society.

Currency:        100 thebes = 1 BWP  = 1.30 SEK There are no currency controls in Botswana and most hotels, lodges, travel agents and larger shops   accept international credit cards and travellers cheques.

Banks:             Five main commercial banks including Standard Chartered and Barclays Banks operate in Botswana, as well as a number of foreign  exchange bureaus. Most banks are open from 8.30am to 15.00pm

Climate:          Summer: October to March with temperatures soaring to more than 40 degrees at midday. The rains come between September and April, especially in December and January) Winter: May – July

Economy:       The discovery of diamonds in 1967 transformed the economy and made Botswana one of the wealthiest countries in Africa on a per capita basis. Other major industries are beef production and tourism.

Time: GMT +2 hours








Botswana Embassy

Embassy of the Republic of Botswana in Sweden


Tyrgatan 11

Stockholm, Sweden

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Postal: PO Box 26024, SE 100 41
Telephone: +46 8-545 258 80
Fax: +46 8-723 00 87
Opening hours: 09.00 – 13.00
  14.00 – 17.00