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Botswana


    • Population:
      1,392,414 (July 1995 est.)

    • Age structure:

        0-14 years:
        43% (female 300,598; male 303,333)

        15-64 years:
        53% (female 398,347; male 344,838)

        65 years and over:
        4% (female 25,773; male 19,525) (July 1995 est.)

    • Population growth rate:
      2.36% (1995 est.)

    • Birth rate:
      31.01 births/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Death rate:
      7.41 deaths/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Net migration rate:
      0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1995 est.)

    • Infant mortality rate:
      38 deaths/1,000 live births (1995 est.)

    • Life expectancy at birth:

        total population:
        63.56 years

        male:
        60.54 years

        female:
        66.67 years (1995 est.)

    • Total fertility rate:
      3.86 children born/woman (1995 est.)

    • Nationality:

        noun:
        Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural)

        adjective:
        Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural)

    • Ethnic divisions:
      Batswana 95%, Kalanga, Basarwa, and Kgalagadi 4%, white 1%

    • Religions:
      indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 50%

    • Languages:
      English (official), Setswana

    • Literacy:
      age 15 and over can read and write (1990 est.)

        total population:
        23%

        male:
        32%

        female:
        16%

    • Labor force:
      428,000 (1992)

        by occupation:
        220,000 formal sector employees, most others are engaged in cattle raising and subsistence agriculture (1992 est.); 14,300 are employed in various mines in South Africa (March 1992)






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