Botswana - Population

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The population of Botswana in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 1,785,000, which placed it as number 144 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 4% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 41% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 96 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is 0.85%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 1,712,000. The population density in 2002 was 3 per sq km (7 per sq mi). Nearly 80% of the population lives on the better soils of the eastern strip of the country.

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 50% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Gaborone, had a population of 254,000 in that year. Other cities and their populations are Mahalapye, 104,450; Serowe, 95,041; Tutume, 86,405; Bobonong, 55,060; Francistown, 52,725; Selebi-Phikwe, 49,542; Boteti, 32,711; and Lobatse, 26,841. According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was 2.2%.

The prevalence of AIDS/HIV has had a significant impact on the population of Botswana. The United Nations estimated that 38.5% of adults between the ages of 15–49 were living with HIV/AIDS in 2001. The AIDS epidemic causes higher death and infant mortality rates, and lowers life expectancy.

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Apr 26, 2007 @ 9:09 am
I think this is amazing that many people can live in one place! I think that the only place that is more interesting than this plac e is Korea because it has like billions of people in a tiny place like Ontario, Canada. I think it is simply amazing and I am onyl 13 years old.
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Sep 6, 2007 @ 7:19 pm
What is the population of Botswana,Africa from 1970,1980,1990,and 2000
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Nov 10, 2007 @ 1:13 pm
Wow, thats a lot of people. I am doing a project on this country adn this was very helpful. Thanks a bunch!
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Aug 4, 2008 @ 11:23 pm
Thanks so much this was very, VERY useful im doing a project on Botswana too and it gave me heaps, and i think its very really amazing that a big amount amount of people manage to squeeze into that small country too. THANKS HEAPS
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Sep 11, 2008 @ 2:02 am
Im currently doing a simulation model to find out what the population will be like in the year 2023, with regard to the HIV/AIDS, TB and Road accident related deaths. I hope I will get some info from these site.
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Nov 10, 2008 @ 5:17 pm
i think it's amzing work who ever did it. am so happy to see it. am doing Bostwana PEST and this is helping.
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Dec 18, 2008 @ 4:16 pm
im using this information for an extra-credit report and this information really helped me for it! Thanks a lot!
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Jan 20, 2009 @ 4:04 am
I love this website!!! i am only 25! and i like geography
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Mar 11, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
OMG! i have to do a Peace Corps project on Botswana and I was stumped. thanks a lot! this really helps me. i hope i will do good on my paper, but from this information i bet i will! thanks again! Becca 13
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Jun 21, 2009 @ 6:18 pm
Thanx a bunch! this info helped tons, because this last week i have been doing a research project on this for social studies.
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Apr 24, 2010 @ 1:13 pm
I'm doing a project in my World Geography class on Botswana and this helped out alot!
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Apr 28, 2010 @ 7:19 pm
Botswana is the setting for Alexander McCall Smith's stories The Number One Ladies Detective Agency. I would recommend these books to anyone for their charm, good humour, wisdom and African pride.
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Jan 7, 2011 @ 10:22 pm
I have had many projects for school, and so far, I say this is the most interesting country by yet!
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