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General


Population: 2,155,784 (2014), 2,127,825 (2013)
Land Area: 600,370 sq km
Natural Resources: Diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash, coal, iron ore, silver
Capital: Gaborone
Political System: Parliamentary Republic
State Leader: Seretse Khama Ian Khama (April 1st 2008)
Languages: Setswana, Kalanga, Sekgalagadi, English
Currency: Pula (BWP)
Major Religions: Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, Other 1.4%, Unspecified 0.4%, None 20.6%
Major Ethnicities: Tswana 79%, Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, Other 7%
Life Expectancy: 54.06 years (2014), 54.47 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 15.53 billion (2013), 14.98 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 34 billion (2013), 32.67 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 16,400 (2013), 16,800 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3.9% (2013), 7.7% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 1.9%, Industry 35.7%, Services 62.4% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Diamonds, copper, nickel, salt, soda ash, potash; livestock processing; textiles
Agriculture Products: Livestock, sorghum, maize, millet, beans, sunflowers, groundnuts
Human Development Index: 0.683 (109th)(2014), 0.634 (119th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 309 million (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 17.8% (2009)

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Army Size: 9 000 (2004)
Budget: 3.3% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Botswana is located in southern Africa, Botswana is bordered by South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Botswana's economy is based on mining, tourism and cattle. Botswana's GDP per capita is among the highest in Africa. (2013) The economy is largely driven by diamond production, the diamond industry should remain strong for the near future.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Botswana
Wikipedia: Botswana
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/BWA.html

Updated on: July 21st, 2014