flag Botswana Botswana: Statistical Overview

Capital: Gaborone

Population

Total Population: 2,351,625
Natural Increase: 2.1%
Density: 4 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 70.9%
Ethnic Origins: The population of Botswana is 96% Batswana and 4% non-Batswana. About 80% of the Batswana belong to the Tswana (or Setswana) ethnic group, 11% to the Kalanga, 3% to the Basarwa and other ethnic groups (including Kgalagadi and Europeans) account for approximately 6%. (Statistics Botswana)
Official Language: English, Tswana
Other Languages Spoken: Kalanga, Sekgalagadi, Shona
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, Others 1.8%, None 20.6%.
Literacy Rate: 81.2%

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Botswana Pula (BWP)

Country Overview

Area: 581,730 km²
Type of State: Botswana is a parliamentary representative democratic republic.
Type of Economy: Upper-middle-income economy.
One of the world's highest growth rates for 10 years, thanks especially to the exploitation of its diamond mines. Still, it records low human development indicators.
HDI*: 0.698/1
HDI (World Rank): 106/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telecommunication

Telephone Code:
To call from Botswana, dial 00
To call Botswana, dial +267
Internet Suffix: .bw
Telephone Lines: 7.8 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 11.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 53.24% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

 
Foreign Trade Indicators 20172018201920202021
Imports of Goods (million USD) 5,3216,3126,5646,5168,359
Exports of Goods (million USD) 5,9046,5735,2374,2627,206
Imports of Services (million USD) 8181,1111,0416791,127
Exports of Services (million USD) 947924882486468

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data

 

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