Bechuanaland facts for kids
Bechuanaland was a British protectorate, on the territoryof modern-day Botswana. The porotectorate was created in 1835. Great Britain offered protection against the Boer Republics. It had a territory of approximately 582,000 square kilometres (225,000 sq mi). The capital was outside the country: It was the modern-day city of Mahikeng, then called Mafeking, in South Africa.
Images for kids
An 1887 map showing the Crown colony of Bechuanaland (shaded pink) and the Bechuanaland Protectorate (pink border). This was prior to the extension northward to include Ngamiland in 1890.
Stamp with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, 1953
In Spanish: Bechuanalandia para niños
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