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                                         by Graham Rhind

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Botswana

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BOTSWANA
BOTSWANA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Botswana - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

267

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

RB

Internet country code

BW

GRC Country Code

BOT

Botswana - Languages

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The official language is English External. Tswana External (1 070 000 speakers) is also a national language. 28 other languages are spoken. The most widespread are: Afrikaans External (20 000 speakers); Gabake-Ntshori External (20 000 speakers); Kalanga External (160 000 speakers); Kgalagadi External (35 000 speakers) and Yeye External (20 000 speakers).

Botswana - Company legal forms

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The following company type may be found:

   Prp. LtdPrivate company limited by shares

Comprehensive tables of these strings can be acquired – see http:www.grcdi.nl/addresses.htm External

Botswana - Example address format

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   Name
   P.O. Box 231
   HUKUNTSI
   Via Lobatse

Deliveries in Botswana are through post office boxes, post offices or private bags. The last line in the example above gives the name of the postal town through which the letter is channelled.

Though postal deliveries are only to mailing addresses, street addresses will be found for the use of couriers, visitors etc. As not all streets are named, these may often be descriptive and unstructured, but usually written in English. Examples:

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A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Botswana - Post office box

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This is written PO Box. Private Bag is also found

Botswana - Postal codes

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Botswana has no postal code system.

Botswana - Postal code format

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Botswana - Postal code specifics

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Botswana - Postal code regular expression

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Botswana - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Botswana

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Refer to Exonyms in Botswana for full lists of place names in Botswana in other languages.

Botswana - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

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Botswana has 10 districts External and 6 town councils (shown in the list below with an asterisk). The district names are not used in addresses:

    Central External
    Chobe External
    Francistown External *
    Gaborone External *
    Ghanzi External
    Jwaneng External *
    Kgalagadi External
    Kgatleng External
    Kweneng External
    Lobatse External *
    Ngamiland External
    Northeast External
    Selebi-Pikwe External *
    South-East External
    Southern External
    Sowa External *

Telephone numbers in Botswana

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Botswanan telephone numbers have no area codes. All fixed line numbers are 7 digits long, mobile numbers are 8 digits long. Mobile numbers commence with a 7.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External

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