Bechuanaland was the former name of Botswana.Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa.It was formerly known as the British Protectorate of Bechuanaland.When it became independent withn the commenwealth on 30th September 1966 it changed its name to Botswana. Bechuanaland means the country of Tswana.
Botswana has a population of over 2 million people.It is a sparsely populated country. 70 percent of Botswana is covered by the Kalahari Desert.
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