Population and health of Botswana

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Total population: 2,098,018 (July 2012 est.)

Average population growth: 0.74%

Urban population: 1,279,791

Urban growth rate: 2.7%

Rural Population: 818,227

Rural growth rate: -0.4 %

Population density of Botswana: 3.4 humans per square kilometre

Age and gender structure (2012 estimate)

Age (years)per%No of MalesNo of FemalesTotal
0-1433.53582543451154264890
15-2421.92275272320041905623
25-5436.43995063643812833159
55-644.23916149499333571
65 years and over3.93320049371261541
Health

Life expectancy

Male: 56.9

Female: 54.5 (est 2012)

Infant mortality: 10.49 deaths/1,000 live births

HIV prevalence: 24.8 % (2009)

Literacy level

Male: 84%

Female: 84.9%

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