Facts and stats about Botswana

2.13 million

Population. Ranked 144th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 71st in 2012.


Namibia 1,360 km, South Africa 1,840 km, Zimbabwe 813 km
Largest city Gaborone - 138,000
Capital city Gaborone - 138,000
Major language English (official), Setswana
Major religion Christianity, indigenous beliefs
Monetary unit pula
Alternative names Republic of Botswana, Botswana
Groups Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object, Group object

Interesting observations about Botswana

  • Botswana ranked first for death rate, crude > per 1,000 people amongst Christian countries in 2011.
  • Botswana ranked first for birth rate amongst Tourist destinations in 2013.
  • Botswana ranked first for primary education, duration > years amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2012.
  • Botswana ranked first for duration of education > primary level amongst Hot countries in 2002.
  • Botswana ranked third for area > land > per capita amongst Former British colonies in 2008.
  • Botswana ranked 10 places from the bottom for population amongst Landlocked countries in 2013.
  • Botswana ranked #4 for agricultural land > sq. km per 1000 globally in 2011.
  • Botswana ranked second for age structure > 15-24 years amongst Sparsely populated countries in 2013.
  • Botswana has had the highest mortality rate, adult, male > per 1,000 male adults since 2004.


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Posted on 27 May 2009