Botswana Population: 2,333,986

In the south of Africa, there is a country with the name Botswana. Most of the part is made up of the Kalahari Desert. It is the oldest democracy in Africa’s country. It is having a border with Namibia, Zimbabwe as well as South Africa. The name knows the currency used in this Botswana of Botswana Pula. The language which they speak mostly is Tswana, along with English.

Botswana, the largest cities by population 

The capital of Botswana is Gaborone, which is also the largest populated country. The population of Gaborone is 208,411. The Francistown is the second most populated city while having a population of 89,979. It is followed by Molepolole, Selebi-Phikwe, Maun, Serowe, and many more.

CITY NAME POPULATION
Gaborone 208,411
Francistown 89,979
Molepolole 63,248
Selebi-Phikwe 53,727
Maun 49,945
Serowe 47,419
Kanye 44,716
Mahalapye 44,471
Mogoditshane 43,394
Mochudi 36,962
Lobatse 30,883
Palapye 30,650
Ramotswa 21,450
Thamaga 20,756
Mosopa 19,561
Letlhakane 18,136
Tonota 17,759
Janeng 16,853

Botswana population history 

Presently the population of Botswana is 2,333,891. By the middle of the year 2020, the population is expected to be 2,351,627. The population in the year 1955 is 463,359. Mostly the people in Botswana are living in urban areas having 72.8 percent of the total population.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 2,351,627 2.08% 47,930 3,000 24 2.89 4 72.80% 1,712,212 0.03% 7,794,798,739 145
2019 2,303,697 2.20% 49,629 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 72.30% 1,666,329 0.03% 7,713,468,100 145
2018 2,254,068 2.22% 48,988 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 71.90% 1,620,326 0.03% 7,631,091,040 145
2017 2,205,080 2.09% 45,153 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 71.40% 1,574,371 0.03% 7,547,858,925 145
2016 2,159,927 1.85% 39,211 3,000 23.2 2.99 4 70.80% 1,528,680 0.03% 7,464,022,049 144
2015 2,120,716 1.31% 26,722 -14,628 23 3.01 4 70.00% 1,483,587 0.03% 7,379,797,139 144
2010 1,987,105 2.01% 37,605 5,386 22.2 3.03 4 63.30% 1,257,527 0.03% 6,956,823,603 147
2005 1,799,078 1.83% 31,149 5,386 21 3.19 3 57.70% 1,038,238 0.03% 6,541,907,027 147
2000 1,643,334 2.27% 34,832 7,289 19.7 3.49 3 56.00% 919,803 0.03% 6,143,493,823 147
1995 1,469,174 2.69% 36,484 4,859 18.3 4.13 3 52.30% 768,551 0.03% 5,744,212,979 147
1990 1,286,756 3.77% 43,435 9,364 17.2 4.9 2 44.90% 577,801 0.02% 5,327,231,061 148
1985 1,069,582 3.56% 34,343 1,041 15.9 5.95 2 29.70% 317,784 0.02% 4,870,921,740 149
1980 897,868 3.91% 31,303 3,549 15.7 6.35 2 18.40% 164,984 0.02% 4,458,003,514 150
1975 741,355 3.38% 22,728 798 15.9 6.55 1 13.20% 98,144 0.02% 4,079,480,606 151
1970 627,715 2.31% 13,544 -4,840 16.1 6.7 1 8.70% 54,495 0.02% 3,700,437,046 151
1965 559,994 2.18% 11,450 -4,487 16.9 6.65 1 4.10% 22,923 0.02% 3,339,583,597 152
1960 502,745 1.65% 7,877 -6,124 18.3 6.58 1 3.20% 16,053 0.02% 3,034,949,748 151
1955 463,359 2.35% 10,166 -1,531 18.8 6.5 1 2.90% 13,543 0.02% 2,773,019,936 152

Botswana population forecast

The increase in population is steady, and it was estimated that there would be a steady increase in the future. By the year 2050, it is estimated that the population will go to 3,509,819, while in 2020, the population in the middle is estimated to be 2,351,627.

The median age of Botswana will be 32.3 years by the year 2050, but in 2020 it is 24 years.

The urban population at the end of a 2020 year is estimated to be 1,712,212, while by the year 2050, it was expecting an estimation for 2,870,743.

Year Population Yearly % Change Yearly Change Migrants (net) Median Age Fertility Rate Density (P/Km²) Urban Pop % Urban Population Country’s Share of World Pop World Population Global Rank
2020 2,351,627 2.09% 46,182 3,000 24 2.89 4 72.80% 1,712,212 0.03% 7,794,798,739 145
2025 2,567,774 1.77% 43,229 3,000 25.2 2.89 5 75.40% 1,937,024 0.03% 8,184,437,460 145
2030 2,774,340 1.56% 41,313 3,000 26.5 2.89 5 77.50% 2,151,354 0.03% 8,548,487,400 144
2035 2,974,718 1.40% 40,076 3,000 27.9 2.89 5 79.10% 2,353,033 0.03% 8,887,524,213 143
2040 3,167,786 1.27% 38,614 3,000 29.3 2.89 6 80.20% 2,540,719 0.03% 9,198,847,240 140
2045 3,347,926 1.11% 36,028 3,000 30.8 2.89 6 81.00% 2,712,627 0.04% 9,481,803,274 140
2050 3,509,819 0.95% 32,379 32.3 2.89 6 81.80% 2,870,743 0.04% 9,735,033,990 139

Botswana demographics

The life expectancy rate is estimated to be around 69.86 years in respect of the total population in Botswana. The number of males is 1,139,099, which is 48.44 percent of the total population. However, the number of females is 1,212,526, which is 51.56 percent. So, the sex ratio of males to females is 0.94.

Botswana politics and religion

Mostly the population being followed over here is Christian, which is around more than 50 percent of the population. The other religion is Badimo, Bahai, Hindu, Islam, and many more.

It has both the head of state and head of government, having many political parties. There are different ideologies among different parties, such as Conservatism, Social democracy, Liberalism, and Progressivism. The different political parties such as Botswana Democratic Party, Botswana National Front, Congress Party, Movement for Democracy, and many more.

Botswana economy

The per capita income of Botswana keeps on increasing since independence. The GDP percentage in recent years is between 2 to 5 percent.

Largest Countries in the World by Population

S.No Country Population (2020) World Population Share (%)
1 China 1,439,323,776 18.47%
2 India 1,380,004,385 17.70%
3 United States 331,002,651 4.25%
4 Indonesia 273,523,615 3.51%
5 Pakistan 220,892,340 2.83%
6 Brazil 212,559,417 2.73%
7 Nigeria 206,139,589 2.64%
8 Bangladesh 164,689,383 2.11%
9 Russia 145,934,462 1.87%
10 Mexico 128,932,753 1.65%