Botswana has the 54th lowest Human Development Index rating in the world
A poor road infrastructure makes overland travelling both challenging and time-consuming.
Botswana has maintained a high economic growth rates since independence in 1966, fuelled by diamond mining, tourism and finance. However, poverty, high unemployment and AIDS remain serious problems.
Botswana is landlocked, mostly flat with desert in the south-west. Its population is concentrated in the eastern part of the country. There are environmental issues:
A semiarid country (desert in the south-west) with warm winters and hot summers, creating natural hazards to the population:
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