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Education

 

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MOTSWANA -BATSWANA EDUCATION STATS
Adjusted savings: education expenditure > % of GNI 5.61 % of GNI [33rd of 168]
Average years of schooling of adults 6.3 [47th of 100]
Children out of school, primary 51,375 [34th of 126]
Children out of school, primary (per capita) 29.109 per 1,000 people [19th of 150]
Children out of school, primary, female 25,390 [33rd of 117]
Children out of school, primary, female (per capita) 14.386 per 1,000 people [19th of 147]
Children out of school, primary, male 25,985 [34th of 117]
Children out of school, primary, male (per capita) 14.723 per 1,000 people [18th of 148]
Duration of compulsory education 10 years [49th of 171]
Duration of education > Primary level 7 [13th of 181]
Duration of education > Secondary level 5 [161st of 181]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level 331,393 [115th of 189]
Education enrolment by level > Primary level (per capita) 0.187 per capita [14th of 172]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level 158,504 [118th of 171]
Education enrolment by level > Secondary level (per capita) 89.499 per 1,000 people [78th of 159]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level 9,161 [113rd of 150]
Education enrolment by level > Tertiary level (per capita) 5.173 per 1,000 people [102nd of 146]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Primary level 49.63% [9th of 179]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Secondary level 51.2% [32nd of 162]
Education enrolment by level, percentage girls > Tertiary level 42.77% [100th of 126]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level 87% [102nd of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Men 86% [101st of 160]
Education enrolment ratio, net, primary level > Women 87% [98th of 160]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of GNI 11% [1st of 127]
Education expenditure of government > As percentage of total government 21.5% [11th of 85]
Education spending (% of GDP) 2.2% [123rd of 132]
Education spending (% of total government expenditure) 25.6% [6th of 96]
Education spending (% Primary) 53.2% [17th of 110]
Education spending (% Secondary) 23.8% [93rd of 107]
Education spending (% Tertiary) 18.6% [55th of 108]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 85.5% [55th of 112]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Men 83% [53rd of 101]
Education, percentage of pupils starting grade 1 reaching grade 5 > Women 88% [48th of 101]
Education, primary completion rate 93 [60th of 148]
Education, primary completion rate > Men 74 [90th of 145]
Education, primary completion rate > Women 113 [5th of 145]
Enrolment ratio > Secondary level 69.6% [63rd of 135]
Expenditure per student, primary > % of GDP per capita 17.23 % [12th of 101]
Expenditure per student, secondary > % of GDP per capita 44.01 % [4th of 93]
Expenditure per student, tertiary > % of GDP per capita 479.87 % [3rd of 81]
Female enrolment share > Primary level 49.7% [7th of 176]
Female enrolment share > Secondary level 51.5% [24th of 170]
Geographical aptitude results 65.365 [134th of 191]
Girls to boys ratio, primary level enrolment 0.98 [66th of 183]
Girls to boys ratio, secondary level enrolment 1.05 [36th of 172]
Girls to boys ratio, tertiary level enrolment 1 [62nd of 139]
Grade 1 intake rate 23.4 [107th of 114]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, female > % of relevant age group 102.17 % [49th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, male > % of relevant age group 108.48 % [37th of 156]
Gross intake rate in grade 1, total > % of relevant age group 105.35 % [39th of 157]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ 20.2% [53rd of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Men 23% [39th of 138]
Illiteracy rates by sex, aged 15+ > Women 17.6% [67th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ 186,700 [95th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ (per capita) 105.388 per 1,000 people [58th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men 102,900 [84th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Men (per capita) 58.085 per 1,000 people [43rd of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women 83,600 [99th of 138]
Illiterate population by sex, aged 15+ > Women (per capita) 47.19 per 1,000 people [69th of 138]
Literacy > Definition
age 15 and over can read and write
Literacy > Female 81.8% [92nd of 157]
Literacy > Male 80.4% [112nd of 156]
Literacy > Total population 81.2% [106th of 160]
Literacy rate, adult female > % of females ages 15 and above 81.81 % [64th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult male > % of males ages 15 and above 80.43 % [78th of 121]
Literacy rate, adult total > % of people ages 15 and above 81.19 % [69th of 121]
Literacy rate, youth female > % of females ages 15-24 95.6 % [58th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth male > % of males ages 15-24 92.08 % [70th of 123]
Literacy rate, youth total > % of people ages 15-24 93.96 % [66th of 123]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 94% [3rd of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Men 92.1% [3rd of 138]
Literacy rates, aged 15-24 > Women 95.6% [3rd of 138]
Net intake rate in grade 1 > % of official school-age population 24.69 % [88th of 95]
Net intake rate in grade 1, female > % of official school-age population 26.13 % [82nd of 93]
Net intake rate in grade 1, male > % of official school-age population 23.28 % [90th of 93]
Persistence to grade 5, female > % of cohort 92.33 % [30th of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, male > % of cohort 88.69 % [31st of 83]
Persistence to grade 5, total > % of cohort 90.47 % [35th of 92]
Primary completion rate, female > % of relevant age group 94.49 % [34th of 138]
Primary completion rate, male > % of relevant age group 89.63 % [39th of 138]
Primary completion rate, total > % of relevant age group 92.04 % [42nd of 141]
Primary education, duration > years 7 years [20th of 197]
Primary education, pupils 328,692 [110th of 176]
Primary education, pupils (per capita) 0.186 per capita [17th of 193]
Primary education, pupils > % female 49.26 % female [13th of 175]
Primary education, teachers 12,717 [92nd of 159]
Primary education, teachers (per capita) 7.189 per 1,000 people [22nd of 191]
Primary education, teachers > % female 78.57 % female [24th of 153]
Primary school girls out of school 0% [95th of 99]
Private school enrolment > Primary level 4.9 [88th of 148]
Progression to secondary level 90 [48th of 97]
Progression to secondary school > % 97.37 % [22nd of 123]
Progression to secondary school, female > % 97.73 % [20th of 118]
Progression to secondary school, male > % 97 % [17th of 118]
Public spending on education, total > % of GDP 10.66 % [2nd of 136]
Public spending on education, total > % of government expenditure 21.55 % [11th of 103]
Pupil-teacher ratio, primary 25.85 [49th of 159]
Pupils reaching grade 5 86.8 [55th of 108]
Pupils-teacher ratio > primary level 26.7 [67th of 175]
Pupils-teacher ratio > secondary level 17.4 [62nd of 121]
Ratio of female to male enrollments in tertiary education 98.24 [33rd of 137]
Ratio of female to male primary enrollment 98.55 [33rd of 174]
Ratio of female to male secondary enrollment 105.28 [28th of 162]
Ratio of girls to boys in primary and secondary education > % 101.97 % [27th of 157]
Ratio of young literate females to males > % ages 15-24 103.81 % [3rd of 123]
Repetition rate, primary > % of total enrollment 4.77 % [54th of 128]
Repetition rate, primary, female > % of total enrollment 3.64 % [54th of 125]
Repetition rate, primary, male > % of total enrollment 5.86 % [49th of 125]
Repitition rate > Primary level 3.4 [91st of 143]
Repitition rate > Secondary level 2.8 [50th of 82]
School enrollment, primary > % gross 104.55 % gross [54th of 176]
School enrollment, primary > % net 83.35 % net [58th of 139]
School enrollment, primary, female > % gross 103.78 % gross [51st of 174]
School enrollment, primary, female > % net 83.37 % net [51st of 137]
School enrollment, primary, male > % gross 105.31 % gross [58th of 174]
School enrollment, primary, male > % net 83.33 % net [57th of 136]
School enrollment, primary, private > % of total primary 5.13 % [79th of 139]
School enrollment, secondary > % gross 75.11 % gross [46th of 164]
School enrollment, secondary > % net 54.6 % net [43rd of 121]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % gross 77.06 % gross [47th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, female > % net 58.4 % net [43rd of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % gross 73.19 % gross [45th of 162]
School enrollment, secondary, male > % net 50.84 % net [43rd of 119]
School enrollment, secondary, private > % of total secondary 4.11 % [89th of 124]
School enrollment, tertiary > % gross 4.54 % gross [46th of 141]
School enrollment, tertiary, female > % gross 4.5 % gross [43rd of 137]
School enrollment, tertiary, male > % gross 4.58 % gross [47th of 137]
School life expectancy > Female 12 years [47th of 96]
School life expectancy > Male 11.9 years [45th of 97]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary 12 years [21st of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Female 12 years [22nd of 93]
School life expectancy > Primary to tertiary > Male 12 years [22nd of 93]
School life expectancy > Total 12 years [44th of 110]
Schools connected to the Internet > % 3.8 % [14th of 39]
Scientific and technical journal articles 76 [90th of 175]
Secondary education, general pupils 158,558 [109th of 183]
Secondary education, general pupils (per capita) 0.09 per 1,000 people [37th of 196]
Secondary education, pupils 169,727 [107th of 166]
Secondary education, pupils (per capita) 0.096 per capita [49th of 185]
Secondary education, pupils > % female 51 % female [19th of 153]
Secondary education, teachers 11,845 [83rd of 141]
Secondary education, teachers (per capita) 6.696 per 1,000 people [50th of 188]
Secondary education, teachers > % female 47.16 % female [87th of 131]
Secondary education, vocational pupils 11,169 [95th of 163]
Secondary education, vocational pupils (per capita) 6.314 per 1,000 people [80th of 183]
Tertiary enrollment 4.6% [115th of 151]
Trained teachers in primary education > % of total teachers 92.47 % [19th of 61]
Trained teachers in primary education, female > % of female teachers 92.99 % [15th of 56]
Trained teachers in primary education, male > % of male teachers 90.6 % [16th of 56]
Unemployment with primary education > % of total unemployment 63.8 % [5th of 78]
Unemployment with primary education, female > % of female unemployment 67.1 % [3rd of 72]
Unemployment with primary education, male > % of male unemployment 60.1 % [10th of 72]
Unemployment with secondary education > % of total unemployment 23.8 % [61st of 77]
Women to men parity index, as ratio of literacy rates, aged 15-24 1.04 [1st of 138]
World Organization of the Scout Movement > Members > Admits Boys/Girls boys only


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database; UNESCO; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; United Nations Human Development Programme; The Geography Zone; World Bank; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Household survey data, net enrolment data from UNESCO, and data from UNICEF country offices; UNESCO Institute for Statistics; Wikipedia: List of World Organization of the Scout Movement members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Botswana, Republic of Botswana

Health
 

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MOTSWANA -BATSWANA HEALTH STATS
% immunized 1-year-old children > DPT3 97 [44th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > HepB3 46 [105th of 114]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Measles 90 [86th of 186]
% immunized 1-year-old children > Polio3 97 [47th of 187]
% immunized 1-year-old children > TB 99 [18th of 153]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Rural 43 [99th of 140]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Total 66 [98th of 144]
% of population using adequate sanitation facilities > Urban 88 [90th of 141]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Rural 90 [46th of 146]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Total 95 [47th of 150]
% of population using improved drinking water sources > Urban 100 [22nd of 147]
% of routine EPI vaccines financed by government > Total 100 [11th of 133]
% under-fives with ARI -- 39 [1st of 79]
% under-fives with ARI taken to health provider 14 [81st of 80]
Abortion law > National laws > Physical Health Yes
Access to sanitation 28% [122nd of 129]
Adolescent fertility rate > births per 1,000 women ages 15-19 74.37 births [52nd of 184]
ARI treatment > % of children under 5 taken to a health provider 14 % [52nd of 52]
Birth rate, crude > per 1,000 people 25.79 per 1,000 people [68th of 195]
Births attended by skilled health staff > % of total 94.2 % [28th of 76]
Births with health staff 98% [24th of 116]
Children living with AIDS 28,000 [21st of 80]
Children living with AIDS (per capita) 17.0732 per 1,000 people [2nd of 80]
Children Underweight Rate 2% [64th of 95]
Contraceptive prevalence > % of women ages 15-49 48 % [17th of 57]
Dependency ratio per 100 74 [59th of 166]
Diarrhea treatment > % of children under 5 receiving oral rehydration and continued feeding 7.2 % [47th of 47]
Drinking water availability % 95% [44th of 147]
Drug access 80% [69th of 163]
expenditure per capita > current US$ 328.6 $ [60th of 186]
expenditure, private > % of GDP 2.37 % [87th of 187]
expenditure, public > % of GDP 4.03 % [72nd of 187]
expenditure, total > % of GDP 6.4 % [82nd of 187]
External resources for health > % of total expenditure on health 2.5 % [83rd of 141]
External resources for health as % of total expenditure on health 3.8% [74th of 179]
Female adults with HIV > % of population ages 15+ with HIV 53.85 % [51st of 112]
Fertility rate, total > births per woman 3.03 births per woman [69th of 194]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Females 35.4 [180th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Males 36 [175th of 186]
Healthy life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 35.7 [175th of 186]
HIV AIDS > Adult prevalence rate 37.3% [2nd of 136]
HIV AIDS > Deaths 33,000 [16th of 102]
HIV AIDS > Deaths (per capita) 18,627.692 per million people [1st of 102]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS 350,000 [17th of 126]
HIV AIDS > People living with HIV AIDS (per capita) 197.566 per 1,000 people [2nd of 126]
HIV AIDS > Women living with aids 15-49 38.8 [1st of 114]
HIVAIDS > Adult prevalence rate 15-49 years, 38.8 [1st of 145]
HIVAIDS > children orphaned by AIDS 0-14 years, 69,000 [27th of 82]
Hospital beds > per 1,000 people 1.58 per 1,000 people [105th of 149]
Immunization, DPT > % of children ages 12-23 months 97 % [51st of 190]
Immunization, measles > % of children ages 12-23 months 90 % [101st of 190]
Improved sanitation facilities > % of population with access 42 % [128th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, rural > % of rural population with access 25 % [136th of 167]
Improved sanitation facilities, urban > % of urban population with access 57 % [139th of 173]
Improved water source > % of population with access 95 % [62nd of 176]
Improved water source, rural > % of rural population with access 90 % [61st of 174]
Improved water source, urban > % of urban population with access 100 % [24th of 181]
Incidence of tuberculosis > per 100,000 people 654.5 per 100,000 people [5th of 200]
Infant mortality rate 69.98 [35th of 179]
Infant mortality rate > Female 43.04 deaths/1,000 live births [55th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Male 44.94 deaths/1,000 live births [65th of 225]
Infant mortality rate > Total 44.01 deaths/1,000 live births [62nd of 225]
Intestinal diseases death rate 20.72% [50th of 141]
life expectancy > Date of information 2006 est.
Life expectancy at birth > Female 49.02 years [206th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Male 51.28 years [197th of 226]
Life expectancy at birth > Total population 50.16 years [201st of 225]
Life expectancy at birth, female > years 34.47 years [183rd of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, male > years 35.44 years [182nd of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, total > years 34.97 years [183rd of 194]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Females 36 [187th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Males 37 [184th of 186]
Life expectancy at birth, years > Total population 36 [186th of 186]
Major infectious diseases > Degree of risk high
Major infectious diseases > Food or waterborne diseases
bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever
Malaria cases > per 100,000 48,704 [2nd of 94]
Malnutrition prevalence, height for age > % of children under 5 23.1 % [28th of 52]
Malnutrition prevalence, weight for age > % of children under 5 12.5 % [40th of 63]
Maternal mortality 330 per 100,000 [38th of 136]
Measles immunization 86 [92nd of 168]
Nutrition > % of children who are still breastfeeding 20-23 months 11 [94th of 105]
Nutrition > % of children who are � exclusively breastfed 6 months 34 [53rd of 125]
Nutrition > % of households consuming iodized salt 66 [55th of 112]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from stunting moderate & severe 23 [69th of 132]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight moderate & severe 13 [79th of 137]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from underweight severe 2 [66th of 104]
Nutrition > % of under-fives suffering from wasting moderate & severe 5 [73rd of 128]
Nutrition > Vitamin A supplementation coverage rate 6-59 months 85 [30th of 57]
Out-of-pocket expenditure as % of private health expenditure 30.8% [179th of 185]
Out-of-pocket health expenditure > % of private expenditure on health 27.9 % [179th of 185]
Per capita government expenditure on health in international dollars 240 [73rd of 185]
Per capita total expenditure on health in international dollars 387 [76th of 185]
Physicians > per 1,000 people 0.4 per 1,000 people [25th of 148]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 1990-1992 23 % [48th of 106]
Population suffering from undernourishment in 2001-2003 30 % [24th of 108]
Pregnant women receiving prenatal care > % 96.8 % [9th of 62]
Prepaid plans as % of private expenditure on health 19.9% [27th of 159]
Prevalence of HIV, total > % of population ages 15-49 24.1 % [2nd of 148]
Prevalence of undernourishment > % of population 32 % [26th of 172]
Private expenditure on health as % of total expenditure on health 38.1% [98th of 185]
Probability of dying before 5 > Females 83 per 1,000 people [56th of 187]
Probability of not reaching 40 49.5% [7th of 111]
Probability of reaching 65 > Female 29.6% [154th of 159]
Probability of reaching 65 > Male 24.5% [155th of 159]
Respiratory disease child death rate 103.43 (est)
Spending > Per person 127 [64th of 133]
Spending > Private 1.5 [102nd of 141]
Spending > Public 2.5%
Tobacco > Total adult smokers 21 [90th of 121]
Total expenditure on health as % of GDP 6% [91st of 185]
Total fertility rate 3.7 [64th of 166]
Tuberculosis cases > Per 100,000 224 [18th of 165]
Tuberculosis cases detected under DOTS > % 68.53 % [66th of 178]
Tuberculosis immunisation 97% [47th of 134]
Tuberculosis treatment success rate > % of registered cases 64.65 % [145th of 171]
Water availability 9,345 cubic meters [65th of 169]


SOURCES
UNICEF; Wikipedia: Abortion law ; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Development Indicators database; WHO 2002a; UNHDR; UNICEF; World Health Organization; World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), Global Water Supply and Sanitation Assessment 2000 Report and updates provided by UNICEF to the United Nations Millennium Indicator Database; WHO (World Health Organization). 2001. Correspondence on access to essential drugs. Department of Essential Drugs and Medecines Policy. February. Geneva; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; United Nations, Demographic Yearbook, 1997; CIA World Factbook, 28 July 2005; World Health Organisation. 1997-1999 World Health Statistics Annual. Geneva: WHO, 2000; Wikipedia: List of countries by life expectancy ; UNHDR; UNICEF (United Nations Children?s Fund). 2002. Official Summary: The State of the World's Children 2002. New York: Oxford University Press.; Wikipedia: List of countries by percentage of population suffering from undernourishment ; The World Health Report 2001; UN 2001 via backone.pdf; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York.; UN (United Nations). 2001. World Population Prospects 1950-2050: The 2000 Revision. Database. Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. New York; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; ; World Health Organization2005

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Botswana, Republic of Botswana

Sports

 

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MOTSWANA -BATSWANA SPORTS STATS
1986 Commonwealth Games > Medals > Pos 13 [3rd of 12]
2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Place 16.
2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships > Medals table > Total 1 [19th of 31]
All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games > 2006 Commonwealth Games > Silver 3 [29th of 41]
Chess > GrandMasters 0 [103rd of 135]
Chess > GrandMasters (per capita) 0 per 100,000 population [132nd of 135]
Chess > International Masters 0 [110th of 135]
Chess > International Masters (per capita) 0 per 1 million population [132nd of 135]
Chess > World Chess Rankings 2,164 [104th of 135]
FIFA World Ranking > Men 462 [97th of 198]
FIFA World Ranking > Men (per capita) 281.707 per 1 million people [43rd of 197]
FIFA World Ranking > Women 1,026 [108th of 117]
FIFA World Ranking > Women (per capita) 0.626 per 1,000 population [23rd of 116]
International Cricket Council members > Associate Members > Member Since 2001


SOURCES
Wikipedia: 1986 Commonwealth Games ; Wikipedia: 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships ; Wikipedia: All-time medal tally of Commonwealth Games ; World Chess Federation, 2006; Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA); FIFA Official Website, December 2005; Wikipedia: List of International Cricket Council members

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Botswana, Republic of Botswana

Food
 

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MOTSWANA -BATSWANA FOOD STATS
beverages and tobacco > % of value added in manufacturing 20.37 % [38th of 103]
exports > % of merchandise exports 2.36 % [127th of 156]
imports > % of merchandise imports 13.86 % [64th of 155]


SOURCES
World Development Indicators database

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Botswana, Republic of Botswana

Language
 

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MOTSWANA -BATSWANA LANGUAGE STATS
English status
International trade, medium of western influences, language of instruction from fifth grade, written language, official purposes, as second language. Official language. Taught as a subject from the beginning of primary school as a required subject. Officially becomes the language of instruction in Standard 5. Standard 7 exams are written in English. Medium of instruction. Newspapers, magazines, radio programs, TV. Bible 1535-1989.
Languages
Setswana 78.2%, Kalanga 7.9%, Sekgalagadi 2.8%, English 2.1% (official), other 8.6%, unspecified 0.4%
Languages of the African Union > Illiteracy > Literacy rate

78.9

[117th of 174]


SOURCES
Ethnologue; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; Wikipedia: Languages of the African Union

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Botswana, Republic of Botswana


2) Religion
 

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MOTSWANA -BATSWANA RELIGION STATS
Catholic > Diocesan priests 18 [112nd of 143]
Catholic > Diocesan priests (per capita) 0.0109756 per 1,000 people [91st of 143]
Catholic > Dioceses 2 [110th of 150]
Catholic > Dioceses (per capita) 0.00121951 per 1,000 people [61st of 148]
Catholic > Parishes 31 [114th of 149]
Catholic > Parishes (per capita) 0.0189024 per 1,000 people [81st of 147]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons 1 [69th of 90]
Catholic > Permanent Deacons (per capita) 0.609756 per 1 million people [49th of 90]
Catholic > Religious Priests 32 [108th of 148]
Catholic > Religious Priests (per capita) 0.0195122 per 1,000 people [73rd of 147]
Catholic > Total Priests 50 [112nd of 149]
Catholic > Total Priests (per capita) 0.0304878 per 1,000 people [89th of 148]
Catholics 78,000 [111st of 140]
Catholics as percentage 4.94 [97th of 150]
Islam > Percentage 1% [120th of 164]
Islam > Percentage Muslim 1% [120th of 168]
Islam > Population 16,401 [137th of 165]
Islam in Africa > Islamic population in Africa and population percentage > Population 1 % [41st of 45]
Jehovahs Witnesses 1,486 [118th of 178]
Jehovahs Witnesses (per capita) 0.783537 per 1,000 people [129th of 177]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants 672,447 [66th of 167]
Protestantism > By country > Protestants > % Protestant 41 % [27th of 163]

Religions
Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6%

Religions > All
Christian 71.6%, Badimo 6%, other 1.4%, unspecified 0.4%, none 20.6% (2001 census)

Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > % Catholic 4.94 % [107th of 170]
Roman Catholicism > By country > Roman Catholicism > Catholic total 81,021 [123rd of 170]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership 24,873 [55th of 232]
Seventh-day Adventist Membership (per capita) 151,664.634 per 10 million people [47th of 222]


SOURCES
Catholic Hierarchy.org; CIA World Factbook; International Religious Freedom Report 2004, U.S. State Department; Wikipedia: Islam in Africa ; watchtower.org - 2002 Report of Jehovah's Witnesses Worldwide; Wikipedia: Protestantism by country ; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, 22 August 2006 ; Wikipedia: Roman Catholicism by country ; adventiststatistics.org 2004 Annual Report 31 December 2004

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Botswana, Republic of Botswana


3) Media
 

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MOTSWANA -BATSWANA MEDIA STATS
Average cost of local call 0.02 [131st of 151]
Big Four pageants > Statistics > Miss Universe 1 [28th of 32]
Big Four pageants > Statistics > Total Grand Slam wins 1 [39th of 53]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service exports 14.37 % [92nd of 153]
Computer, communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 22.19 % [85th of 155]
Daily newspapers > per 1,000 people 24.68 per 1,000 people [58th of 89]
DVD region 5 [36th of 171]
E-Government rating 48 [33rd of 182]
Fax machines 1.73 per 1,000 people [57th of 103]
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > per 1,000 people 541.16 per 1,000 people [77th of 193]
HAM radio prefixes 8OA - 8OZ
Households with television > % 9.8 % [133rd of 160]
International dialling code 267
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes 134,500,000 min. [55th of 164]
International voice traffic > out and in, minutes (per capita) 76.03 min. per capita [31st of 185]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ 19,000,000 $ [71st of 101]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per $ GDP) 1.842 $ per $1,000 of GDP [73rd of 130]
Investment in telecoms with private participation > current US$ (per capita) 10.765 $ per capita [42nd of 132]
Mobile phone subscribers 823,070 [103rd of 198]
Mobile phone subscribers (per capita) 466.348 per 1 million people [71st of 201]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 41,000 [72nd of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily (per capita) 23.957 per 1,000 people [58th of 90]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 1 [102nd of 106]
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily (per capita) 0.584 per million people [81st of 104]
Number of PCs 80 [123rd of 169]
Number of PCs (per $ GDP) 0.053 per $10 million of GDP [110th of 144]
Number of PCs (per capita) 0.488 per 10,000 people [94th of 169]
Personal computers 80,000 [114th of 164]
Personal computers (per capita) 45.222 per 1 million people [91st of 171]
Phone subscribers 213.21 [99th of 178]
Population covered by mobile telephony > % 99 % [13th of 108]
Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 8.57 $/month [118th of 185]
Price basket for residential fixed line > US$ per month 10.37 $/month [71st of 151]
Radio broadcast stations AM 8, FM 13, shortwave 4
Radio receivers 237,000 [153rd of 188]
Radio receivers (per capita) 0.141 per capita [144th of 182]
Radios 252,720 [152nd of 221]
Radios (per capita) 154.098 per 1,000 people [162nd of 212]
Royalties and fees $0.00 [66th of 85]
Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 8.1 % [92nd of 165]
Telecommunications investment > current LCU 94200000
Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 2.96 % GDP [55th of 167]
Telecommunications revenue > current LCU 1562716000
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 2.88 $ [22nd of 142]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per $ GDP) 295.967 $ per $1 trillion of GD [31st of 174]
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes (per capita) 1,627.992 $ per 1 million people [18th of 178]
Telephone employees, total 985 [102nd of 194]
Telephone employees, total (per capita) 0.556 per 1,000 people [92nd of 202]
Telephone faults > per 100 mainlines 37.2 per 100 mainlines [62nd of 134]
Telephone mainlines 132,034 [103rd of 202]
Telephone mainlines (per capita) 74.81 per 1,000 people [96th of 203]
Telephone subscribers 955,104 [98th of 199]
Telephone subscribers (per capita) 0.582 per 1,000 people [72nd of 201]
Telephone subscribers per employee 664.58 [15th of 191]

Telephone system > Domestic
small system of open-wire lines, microwave radio relay links, and a few radiotelephone communication stations; mobile-cellular service is growing fast

Telephone system > General assessment
the system is expanding with the growth of mobile-cellular service and participation in regional development; system is fully digital with fiber-optic cables linking the major population centers in the east; fixed-line connections declined in recent years and now stand at roughly 8 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular telephone density currently is about 80 per 100 persons

Telephone system > International
country code - 267; international calls are made via satellite, using international direct dialing; 2 international exchanges; digital microwave radio relay links to Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and South Africa; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)

Telephone system > Regulation 1996
Telephones > Main lines in use 136,900 [108th of 174]
Telephones > Main lines in use (per capita) 77.878 per 1,000 people [103rd of 173]
Telephones > Mobile cellular 1,427,000 [107th of 186]
Telephones > Mobile cellular (per capita) 786.006 per 1,000 people [69th of 185]
Television broadcast stations 1 [41st of 89]
Television broadcast stations (per capita) 0.566 per million people [20th of 67]
Television receivers 31,000 [161st of 185]
Television receivers (per capita) 18.43 per 1,000 people [146th of 179]
Television standard > VHF PAL I
Televisions 31,000 [166th of 215]
Televisions (per capita) 18.9024 per 1,000 people [174th of 209]


SOURCES
Wikipedia: Big Four pageants ; World Development Indicators database; Amazon.com; report presents the second annual update on global e-government, i.e., the delivery of public sector information and online services through the Internet. This report studies the features that are available online at national government websites. Using a detailed analysis of 1.197 government websites in 198 different nations, it measures the information and services that are online, chart the variations that exist across countries, and discuss how e-government sites vary by region of the world. In order to see how the 198 nations ranked overall, the E-Government Ranking 2002 created a 0 to 100 point index and applied it to each nation's websites based on the availability of contact information, publications, databases, portals, and number of online services. (2002); The Information for Development Program; hamcity.com; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; ITU; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; World Bank. 2002. World Development Indicators 2002. CD-ROM. Washington, DC; aggregates calculated for the Human Development Report Office by the World Bank; ITU-BDT Telecommunications Regulatory Database; Tenlab May 2002

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Botswana, Republic of Botswana

Internet

 

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MOTSWANA -BATSWANA INTERNET STATS
Country code .bw
Hosts 6,374 [118th of 228]
Hosts (per capita) 3,459.762 per million people [117th of 222]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 26 Mbps [98th of 167]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per $ GDP) 4.424 Mbps per $1 trillion of [115th of 184]
International Internet bandwidth > Mbps (per capita) 14.681 Mbps per 1 billion peop [93rd of 188]
Internet Service Providers 11 [82nd of 229]
Internet Service Providers (per capita) 0.00670732 per 1,000 people [57th of 215]
ISP 11 [14th of 162]
ISP (per capita) 6,230.283 per billion people [6th of 127]
Livejournal users 344 [58th of 226]
Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 21.28 $/month [99th of 180]
Secure Internet servers 2 [165th of 183]
Secure Internet servers (per capita) 1.133 per 1 million people [129th of 189]
TLD .bw
Users 80,000 [128th of 190]
Users (per capita) 44.065 per 1,000 people [124th of 184]


SOURCES
IANA: Internet Assigned Numbers Authority; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; World Development Indicators database; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; LiveJournal

ALTERNATIVE NAMES
Botswana, Republic of Botswana


4) Tourism

Right Now
Botswana has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Thanks to a resurgence in diamond mining, business opportunities have multiplied in Botswana, and these changes, along with progress in tourism and technology, have brought better education, improved health facilities, and a higher standard of living. A visit to Botswana is a visit to a thriving and rapidly developing corner of the world.
Botswana is known for its excellent safari adventures at reasonable prices and its friendly people. Be prepared to experience a serious African adventure when you’re traveling to Botswana.

The Top 10: What to Do in Botswana
1. St. Claire Lion Park: Lions are the main attraction, but there is much more to see at this park, a little less than nine miles from Gaborone. It is a relaxing spot for getaways and picnics, and among its attractions are a children’s playground, a restaurant and bar, horse trails, vulture viewing, game viewing, and camping grounds. The bar and restaurant are closed on Mondays, but the park is open every day.
2. The National Museum and Art Gallery: Central Gaborone is home to the National Museum and Art Gallery, which houses artwork by local and regional craftsmen, encapsulating the history of the Batswana people. The museum contains seven separate galleries.
3. Manyana Rock Paintings: These Stone Age artifacts are in the village of Manyana, about 22 miles (35.5 kilometers) from Gaborone, at the base of the Kolobeng Hill. Have a guide point out the paintings to you if you have trouble identifying them. Some historians believe this area was a ritual site for the San people.
4. The Chobe National Park: The second-largest national park in Botswana, Chobe is home to one of the most concentrated areas of game in Africa. There are four distinct ecosystems within the park: the Serondela, which has dense forests and grassy plains, the Savuti Marsh area, the Linyanti Swamps, and a dry area that connects them all. The park is probably the most famous for its elephants, though. Their number could represent the largest surviving elephant population; it’s estimated to be about 120,000.
5. Tsodilo Hills: Out of the flat, barren landscape of the western Kalahari rise the cliffs of the four Tsodilo Hills. The three largest are known as “The Male,” “The Female,” and “The Child” (you can guess which one is the biggest). Much local folklore surrounds the hills, and archaeological research suggests that the area has been inhabited for at least 100,000 years. We suggest hiring a guide to take you around this historic site.
6. Moremi Game Reserve: In the eastern section of the Okavango Delta, this game reserve is often described as the most beautiful one on the continent. The area is chock-full of flora and fauna, with wooded areas, forests, lagoons, and floodplains, as well as wild birds, buffalo, lions, leopards, and hyenas. Don’t be fooled by the dogs wearing collars, however: these are not domesticated animals. The population of wild dogs has dwindled so much that researchers have tagged them for an ongoing project.
7. Central Kalahari Game Reserve: This reserve is the largest not only in Botswana but in the world. Only recently opened to the public, this remote wilderness has been left completely pristine, lacking the traffic that other game reserves experience. Hire a bushman to take you through the rough country.
8. Gemsbok National Park: A continuation of the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park in South Africa, this “gem” is host to many native animals, like zebras, buffalo, lions, wild dogs, cheetahs, and leopards. We love it because the animals can roam freely between the two parks.
9. Okavango Delta: If you’re craving a stop near water, visit this large river delta, which is typically traversed by small boats and dugout canoes. While the delta is home to large numbers of game species, it also features birds, plant life, and tranquil beauty.
10. Helicopters and Hot-Air Balloons: Charter a plane or a helicopter from Maun for a spectacular ride over the Okavango Delta. Not exciting enough for you? Try a hot-air balloon ride for amazing pictures.

When to Go
For tourists visiting Botswana on safari, the best months are April through October. During this dry season, animals gather along natural water holes formed during the previous rainy season, making it easier to see a wide variety of animals at once. These winter days are dry, sunny, and warm, but when the sun goes down it can become chilly if not freezing. Visitors should be prepared for both extremes.
Botswana’s summer lasts from November to March, and the country experiences extremely high temperatures. The heat is tempered by rain, especially in the middle of and near the end of summer.

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