Botswana Basic Facts  

 
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Population 1999 (millions) ................................ 1,576,000
GNP per capita 1997 (Atlas method, US$)........... 3,310
GNP 1997 (Atlas method, US$ billions)................ 5.1
Unemployment...................................................................20-40%

Average annual growth 1991-97
Population (%) ....... 2.6
Labor force (%) ....... 2.6
Language: English is the official language of government and business in Botswana.
Total Area...................................................................231,803 sq. mi.
Urban population (% of total population) ............................... 66
Life expectancy at birth (years)..................................................... 47
Infant mortality (per 1,000 live births)........................................ 58
Child malnutrition (% of children under 5) ..............................27
Access to safe water (% of population) ..................................... 70
Illiteracy (% of population age 15+) .......................................... 26