Key figures

Available statistics:
Capital
Gaborone
Official languages
English, Setswana
Population (2016 est.)
2,209,208
Population growth (2016 est.), %
1.19
Median age (2016 est.), years
23.2
Urbanization rate (2010 - 2015), % p.a.
1.29
Urban population (2015), % of total
57.4
Rural population (2015), % of total
43
Population density (2015), per km2
4
HDI (2014), rank of 188
106 of 188
National Currency
Pula, BWP
Exchange rate (February 2017) USD
1 BWP = 0.10 USD
GDP (2015), USD million current
14,389
GDP growth (2015), %
-0.3
GDP annual growth rate forecast (2020), %
3.79
GNI per capita (2015), current int’l USD
6,460
Inflation (2016), %
3.0
Inflation Rate Forecast (2020), %
3.2
Foreign Direct Investment, net inflows (2015), BOP current USD millions
394
Net official development assistance (2014), current USD millions
99.6
Budget deficit (2016), % of GDP
-5.6
Ease of Doing Business (2016), rank of 190
71
TI Corruption Index (2016), rank of 168
28
Installed Generation Capacity (MW, 2015)
892
Installed Fossil Fuel Capacity (MW, 2015), % of total installed capacity
100
Hydro Capacity (MW, 2015), % of total installed capacity
0
Other RE Capacity (2015), % of total installed capacity
<1
Renewable electricity output as % of total electricity output excl. hydro (2015)
<1
Avg. distribution and transmission losses as % of output (2015)
14.78
Net electricity imports (2015), GWh
1,509
Electrification rate, total (2014) %
53
Electrification rate, urban (2016 vs 2014) %
69
Electrification rate, rural (2016 vs 2014) %
32
Peak demand (Financial year 2014 & 2015), MW
610
Per capita electricity consumption (2013), kWh
1,564