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Botswana People

    Population: 1,464,167 (July 1999 est.)

    Age structure:
    0-14 years: 42% (male 310,578; female 303,495)
    15-64 years: 54% (male 379,836; female 416,073)
    65 years and over: 4% (male 20,224; female 33,961) (1999 est.)

    Population growth rate: 1.05% (1999 est.)

    Birth rate: 31.46 births/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Death rate: 21 deaths/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Net migration rate: 0 migrant(s)/1,000 population (1999 est.)

    Sex ratio:
    at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
    under 15 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
    15-64 years: 0.91 male(s)/female
    65 years and over: 0.6 male(s)/female
    total population: 0.94 male(s)/female (1999 est.)

    Infant mortality rate: 59.08 deaths/1,000 live births (1999 est.)

    Life expectancy at birth:
    total population: 39.89 years
    male: 39.42 years
    female: 40.37 years (1999 est.)

    Total fertility rate: 3.91 children born/woman (1999 est.)

    Nationality:
    noun: Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural)
    adjective: Motswana (singular), Batswana (plural)

    Ethnic groups: Batswana 95%, Kalanga, Basarwa, and Kgalagadi 4%, white 1%

    Religions: indigenous beliefs 50%, Christian 50%

    Languages: English (official), Setswana

    Literacy:
    definition: age 15 and over can read and write
    total population: 69.8%
    male: 80.5%
    female: 59.9% (1995 est.)

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