Tuesday, 5 September 2017

BOTSWANA - Lefatshe la Botswana

The Republic of Botswana (Tswana: Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as Batswana (singular: Motswana). Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. Since then, it has maintained a strong tradition of stable representative democracy, with a consistent record of uninterrupted democratic elections.
Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and southeast, Namibia to the west and north, and Zimbabwe to the northeast. Its border with Zambia to the north near Kazungula is poorly defined but at most is a few hundred meters long.
A mid-sized country of just over 2 million people, Botswana is one of the most sparsely populated nations in the world. Around 10 percent of the population lives in the capital and largest city, Gaborone. Formerly one of the poorest countries in the world—with a GDP per capita of about US$70 per year in the late 1960s—Botswana has since transformed itself into one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, now boasting a GDP (purchasing power parity) per capita of about $18,825 per year as of 2015, which is one of the highest in Africa. Its high gross national income (by some estimates the fourth-largest in Africa) gives the country a modest standard of living and the highest Human Development Index of continental Sub-Saharan Africa.
These beautiful covers sent by my good friend Mokoka, who work in Botswana post. He did a very good job for me. Usually it is difficult to get postmarks on the registered envelopes, he specially took care  to do the postmark on covers. My another friend Kearoma posted 3 registered airmail envelopes in March 2017, but ever reached in my hands. No idea where it disappeared during transit.The cover posted on August 21, 2017 and received in my hands on September 05, 2017. Thank You very much my dear friend fro the big help.


These beautiful covers sent by my good friend Kiaroma from Muchudi, Botswana. Actually she posted the covers on March 07, 2017 but the covers stucked in transit centre and I received them on 28 September 2017 !. The covers seems lost, so I prepared the envelopes again and got done by another friend Mokoka who work in Botswana Post. But late I received all these covers in good condition. Thank You Kiaroma for the big help.

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