Key: 510  
Country:
Group: British
Volume: 5
Issued: 703 Stamps / end of 1999
  
  
 

Information
Area - 574,980 sq.km; Population - 1,580,000; Capital - Gaborone
A Republic, located in central southern Africa. Livestock farming is its main
economic source.
Formerly BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE, which was renamed when its independence
was declared on September 30th, 1966. Member of the British Commonwealth
(see GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)). First stamps issued in 1966. Indirect UPU membership
since March 1st 1901 under Bechuanaland Protectorate, direct since January
12th 1968. Annual output about 25.
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Inscriptions
REPUBLIC OF BOTSWANA overprinted on stamps of Bechuanaland Protectorate
BOTSWANA

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Currency
100 Cents = 1 Rand
100 Thebe = 1 Pula (1976)
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Related Countries

BECHUANALAND PROTECTORATE
Bechuanaland Protectorate

GREAT BRITAIN (U.K.)
Great Britain (u.k.)