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  • Area: 581,730 sq. km (224,607 sq. mi.)
  • Population: 2,209,208 (2016 est.)
  • Population growth rate: 1.19% (2016 est.)
  • Life expectancy: 54.5 years (2016)
  • Languages: Setswana 77.3%, Sekalanga 7.4%, Shekgalagadi 3.4%, English (official) 2.8%, Zezuru/Shona 2%
  • Religions: Christian 79.1%, Badimo 4.1%, other 1.4% (includes Baha'i, Hindu, Muslim, Rastafarian), none 15.2%, unspecified 0.3%
  • Formal name: Republic of Botswana
  • Alternate names: Bechuanaland Protectorate, Betschuanaland Protektorat, Betsjoeanaland, Betsjoeanaland Protektoraat, British Protectorate of Bechuanaland, Britse Protektoraat van Betsjoeanaland, Lefatshe la Botswana, Northern Bechuanaland, Republic of Botswana
  • Government type: parliamentary republic
  • Leaders: chief of state and head of government: President Seretse Khama Ian KHAMA
  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Administrative divisions: 10 districts and 6 town councils
  • GDP per capita (PPP): $16,400 (2015 est.)
  • Exports: diamonds, copper, nickel, soda ash, meat, textiles
  • Imports: foodstuffs, machinery, electrical goods, transport equipment, textiles, fuel and petroleum products, wood and paper products, metal and metal products
  • Currency: pula (BWP)

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