flag Botswana Botswana: Statistical Overview

Capital: Gaborone


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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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.


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 20162017201820192020
Imports of Goods (million USD) 6,1205,3216,3126,5646,516
Exports of Goods (million USD) 7,3655,9046,5735,2374,262
Imports of Services (million USD) n/a8181,1111,041679
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,299947924882486

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest Available Data


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