Country information

  • Landlocked/Coastal: Landlocked
  • Country area: 581,730 km²
  • Pop: 2,065,398
  • Religions: Christian, Muslim, Hindu
  • GDP/ World Rank Dollars: $26 billion (111)
  • HDI/ World Rank Index: 0.633 (98)
  • Main Languages: English, Tswana
  • Largest three cities: Gaborone, Francistown, Molepolole
  • Capital: Gaborone
  • Type of government: Parliamentary republic / multi-party democracy
  • Economic Structure: Exports: $5.127 billion (2008 est) - diamonds, copper, nickel, soda ash, meat, textiles. Imports: $3.931 billion (2008 est) - foodstuffs, machinery, electrical goods, transport equipment, textiles, fuel and petroleum products, wood and peper products, metal and metal products
  • Name of president, PM, Ruler: President Ian Khama
  • Date of next election: N/A
  • HIV/AIDS prevalence: 24.8% (2009 est)
  • Literacy rates: 81.20%
  • Corruption perceptions index 2010: 5.8
  • 2011 Doing Business Rank: 52
  • Life expectancy: 58.05
  • Percentage below poverty line: 30.3% (2003 est)

This page will be updated as the project progresses and we learn more about the social and environmental enterprise sector in Botswana.

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