Bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, Botswana has a population of just over 2 million. The Kalahari desert covers 80% of Botswana’s landmass and creates an arid climate. Botswana benefits from a strong economy due to its abundant diamond reserves. The country is now the world’s largest producer of diamonds and has maintained one of the world’s highest economic growth rates since 1966. Botswana’s government is one of the most politically stable in Africa and the continent’s longest continuous multi-party democracy. The population also enjoys a high standard of living.