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Botswana Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Botswana?
Quiz by alberici
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Last updated: June 8, 2020
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First submittedAugust 2, 2019
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Capital of Botswana
Gaborone
Official languages
Setswana
English
Countries bordering Botswana
Namibia
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
Approximately 22% of adults are positive for this virus
HIV
Botswana has more of these large animals living in the wild than any other country
Elephants
Country from which Botswana gained its independence in 1966
United Kingdom
Currency of Botswana
Pula
About half of Botswana's territory lies in this desert
Kalahari
The Okavango River is interesting in that it has a ____, but does not reach the sea
Delta
What accounts for 62% of Botswana's exports (hint: comes from mines)
Diamonds
Indigenous Khoisan languages are unusual in that they frequently
use these sounds
Clicks
River that flows along Botswana's southern border before emptying into
the Indian Ocean
Limpopo River
35 Comments
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Level 90
Jun 7, 2020
Shouldn't have to type 'river' as part of the last answer.
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Level 84
Jun 7, 2020
x2
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Level 71
Jun 7, 2020
x3
+3
Level 70
Jun 7, 2020
X 4
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Level 87
Jun 8, 2020
x 5.3
+10
Level 82
Jun 8, 2020
x 6.9
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Level 74
Jun 8, 2020
Fixed!
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Level 56
Jul 5, 2020
Pula means d*ck in Romanian
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Level 77
Aug 1, 2020
So why does it take 25 pulas to buy a Macdonalds?
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Level 79
Aug 5, 2020
It means 'rain' in Setswana.
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Level 51
Nov 15, 2020
It also means “blessing”
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Level 72
Nov 19, 2020
And in Finnish "pula" means shortage
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Level 58
Dec 8, 2020
It means red in Malay
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Level 65
Jan 8, 2022
It means stick in Telugu
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Level 81
Oct 3, 2022
It doesn’t really mean anything in English.
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Level 61
Nov 20, 2020
Pula means pool in Polish, like prize pool not swimming pool
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Level 60
Feb 23, 2022
There is a town in Croatia called Pula.
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Level 56
Apr 25, 2022
Yes, in Istria. Decently sized, ~60k.
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Level 69
Jun 12, 2024
It means "jump" in Portuguese
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Level 93
Aug 4, 2020
typed nambia, got confused why it wasn't accepted...
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Level 68
Sep 18, 2020
I'm in NAMBLA.

Namibia ! I swear I meant Namibia !

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Level 72
Nov 20, 2020
You should be proud if you look like Marlon Brando.
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Level 72
Nov 16, 2020
Clicked "start quiz" and immediately typed "elephants" before even reading the questions
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Level 90
Nov 20, 2020
Wow, I looked up the Zambia-Botswana border and I had no idea it was that small.
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Level 60
Apr 13, 2021
I have crossed it on the ferry (before the bridge was built) and we actually went through Zimbabwe while crossing the river. That's how short the border is.
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Level 67
Sep 14, 2021
And it took about 4 hours to get across for me!
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Level 90
Nov 20, 2020
The Top Gear episode in Botswana is probably the best show they ever made. My wife even enjoyed that one. Oliver was awesome. My German grandmother in law had an Opel Cadet that my wife remembers from her childhood.
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Level 69
Mar 27, 2024
GERMAN SPOTTED!! WTF IS A BAD CAR?!?🗣️🔥🇩🇪🇩🇪🇩🇪
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Level 84
Nov 20, 2020
Whenever I see Botswana, I always see a clenched hand pressing down with the thumb.
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Level 77
Nov 20, 2020
The great grey-green greasy Limpopo river. Thanks Rudyard Kipling!
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Level 44
Dec 19, 2021
Of course, I spelt Kalahari wrong
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Level 56
Jan 8, 2022
Any person who has read the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency books will get a high mark on this quiz. That is what they will get.
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Level 67
Feb 3, 2022
Beautiful country, I recommend visiting. Friendly people and lots of wildlife, especially up north. It's also pretty cheap (at least compared to Australia). It ranks just outside the top 1 on my favourite countries list, just behind Australia itself.
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Level 80
Jun 8, 2022
I wouldn't say the clicks are "unusual" but are "unique".
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Level 75
Jan 10, 2023
There should be a question about the Botswana-Zambia border.