Facts & Figures

Country: Republic of Botswana

Population: 1.98 million (UN, 2010 estimate)

Capital: Gaborone

Area: 581,730 sq km (224,607 sq miles)

Main languages: English, Setswana

Main religions: Christianity, indigenous beliefs

Life expectancy: 61 (WHO, 2009)

Literacy Rate: Adult [15+] 84%, Youth [15-24] 95% (UNESCO, 2009)

Urban population (% of total): 60% (UN, 2009)

Population under 18 years: 779,000 (UN, 2009)

Child mortality: 57 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2009)

Child nutrition: 11% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2000-2009)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 130,000 (UNICEF, 2009)