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    Botswana People - 1989

      Population: 1,232,183 (July 1989), growth rate 3.5% (1989)

      Birth rate: 46 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 11 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 63 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 56 years male, 62 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 6.6 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun and adjective--Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural)

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

      Religion: 50% indigenous beliefs, 50% Christian

      Language: English (official), Setswana

      Literacy: 24% in English, 35% in Tswana (est.); less than 1% secondary school graduates

      Labor force: 400,000; 163,000 formal sector employees, most others are engaged in cattle raising and subsistence agriculture (1988 est.); 40,000 formal sector employees spend at least six to nine months per year as wage earners in South Africa (1980)

      Organized labor: 16 trade unions

      NOTE: The information regarding Botswana on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Botswana People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Botswana People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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