Botswana Population

Botswana Population

Formerly Bechuanaland Protectorate under the British, Botswana became independent in 1966. Bot swana means "place of Tswana" in the dominant national language ( Set swana), and the citizenry are called Bat swana, or Tswana people.

The term Batswana, however, bears a double meaning. In government rhetoric, it refers to all citizens of Botswana. But the word also refers to ethnically "Tswana" people, as distinct from the other ethnic groups present in the country. This double meaning allows for both the expression of strong civic national sentiments and debate about the dominance of Tswana people and ideology over the broader population. The double meaning has also permitted the fiction, widely accepted in outside reporting, that Botswana's success as a multiparty liberal democracy is based on an ethnically homogeneous population, when abundant state resources based upon diamond mining, responsibly and equitably distributed, are the more likely source of stability. This fiction may indeed have supported the building of an officially nonethnic, state-oriented society, but has come under sharp challenge in the 1990s, as minority groups request the privileges of official recognition.


Read more: http://www.everyculture.com/Bo-Co/Botswana.html#ixzz2XqLtgchy The population of Botswana is made up of ethnic groups of Tswana people roughly 79% Kalonga people 11% and Bushman 3%

The largest city is Gaberone in Botswana that has over two hundred and thirty thousand that is about ten percent of Botswana's population Gaberone is a thriving hub of businedss and is one of the fastestgrowing cities in the world!

Population density (people per sq. km) in Botswana The Population density (people per sq. km) in Botswana was last reported at 3.54 in 2010, according to a World Bank report published in 2012.


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Population density (people per sq. km) in Botswana The Population density (people per sq. km) in Botswana was last reported at 3.54 in 2010, according to a World Bank report published in 2012. Population density is midyear population divided by land area in square kilometers. mPopulation is based on the de facto definition of population, which counts all residents regardless of legal status or citizenship--except for refugees not permanently settled in the country of asylum, who are generally considered part of the population of their country of origin.


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