Botswana
Republic of Botswana

Capital
Gaborone

Area
231,803 sq mi
600,370 sq km


Population
1,573,267 est 2003

Largest city
Gaborone
pop. 195,000


Languages
English (official), Setswana

Peoples
Tswana (or Setswana) 79%, Kalanga 11%, Basarwa 3%, other, including Kgalagadi and white 7%

Religion
Indigenous beliefs 85%, Christian 15%

Life Expectancy
total population: 30.76 years
male: 30.99 years
female: 30.53 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 79.8% male: 76.9% female: 82.4% (2003 est.)

Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Parliamentary Republic


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