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Botswana
Summary statistics
Region Southern Africa  
Currency Pula (BWP)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 582000  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 2031  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 3.5  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Gaborone (202)  
United Nations membership date 17 October 1966  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 17328  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 14905  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 10256  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 5.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 1.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 8533.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 7427.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5468.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 8216.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 7322.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 5020.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 28.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 27.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 24.5  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 7.53 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 6.44 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 5.51 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 46  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 1562  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 246  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 227  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 146  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 127  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 124  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 128  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 124  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 15.2 2006. Excludes conscripts. Age group 12 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 29.9 2006. Excludes conscripts. Age group 12 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 71.7  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 71.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 70.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 81.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 81.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 80.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 ...  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 2145  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 1474  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 517 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 689  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 150.2  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 124.6  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 37.3  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 7.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 6.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 3.3  
Exports (million US$) 2011 5881.9  
Imports (million US$) 2011 7272.0  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -1390.1  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 United Kingdom (62.4), South Africa (13.5), Israel (5.2)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 South Africa (65.7), China (10.9), United Kingdom (9.9)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.1  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -0.7  
Urban population (%) 2012 62.3  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 32.0  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 7.5/5.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 102.2  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 51.3/53.7  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 35.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.6  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 44.4 2000.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 114.8/5.8 Data refer to foreign citizens.  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 3558  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 7.8  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 98.0/98.2 UNESCO estimate.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 53.2  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 11.1/34.1 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 7.9  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 20  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 20.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 4426/2.2  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 806.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 552  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 13.3/28.6  
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