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Botswana Population 2023

Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. Botswana is topographically flat, with up to 70 percent of its territory being the Kalahari Desert. As per the UN World Population Prospects report, the population of  Botswana in 2023 is 2,675,352 (26.75 Lakh)

Estimated Population of  Botswana in 2023  – 2.7  million

 Botswana 2023 Population
Total Population2,675,352
Global Rank144
Land Area 566,730 sq. km (218,820 sq. mi)
Area Rank47
Pop. Density4 people/sq. km
Capital CityGaborone

Source: UN World Population Prospects report

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Religion in Botswana

Christianity is the majority religion and 73% of people practice Christianity. Most are members of the Anglican, United Congregational Church of Southern Africa, the Methodist Church of Southern Africa, and African independent churches. Anglicans are part of the Church of the Province of Central Africa. The Roman Catholic Church includes about 5% of the nation’s population.

Traditional faiths account for 6%, and the remaining 20% are classified as unaffiliated, which can mean agnostic, atheist, or “nothing in particular.”

Religion parentage in Botswana

  • Christians – 73%
  • None – 20%
  • Folk Religions – 6%
  • Others – 1%

also read about Religion in Africa

 

Botswana Demographics
Fertility Rate* 2.89
Infant mortality rate ** 26.7
Median Age  24 Years
Life Expectancy 69.86 years
Urban Population 73 %

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Botswana by Population

#CityPopulation
1Gaborone227,333
2Francistown100,079
3Molepolole67,598
4Maun55,784
5Mogoditshane57,637
6Selibe Phikwe49,724
7Serowe47,447
8Kanye45,196
9Mochudi44,339
10Mahalapye41,316
11Palapye36,211
12Tlokweng35,982
13Lobatse29,032
14Ramotswa27,760
15Letlhakane20,841
16Tonota20,007
17Moshupa19,780
18Thamaga19,365
19Jwaneng18,063
20Bobonong17,351
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