GDP (purchasing power parity): $31.49 billion (2012 est.)
GDP real growth rate: 3.8%
GDP per capita (PPP): $16,800
GDP composition by sector
Inflation: 5.7% July 2013
Currency: Botswana Pula
The commercial languages include the following
Botswana possesses 888 km of 1,067 mm gauge railway serving a number of towns and connecting the country to its neighbours.
Botswana possesses 10,217 km of highway, of which 5,620 km are paved.
Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, located 15 kilometres north of Gaborone, is the main international airport of the capital city of Botswana.
Energy in Botswana
Botswana’s energy sources consist primarily of electricity, fuel wood, Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG), petrol, diesel and aviation gas. Solar, biogas and biodiesel constitute a small proportion, about 1 %.
Challenges in Botswana
- extreme poverty in the rural areas
- high HIV/AIDS prevalence rate
- unequal distribution of funds