Botswana: Population

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Botswana Population

There are 1,640,000 people in Botswana, The Batswanans make up 95% of the population of Botswana, of which the Tswana tribes constitute 60%. The San people number 60,000.

Living standards in Botswana are high by African standards, but vary considerably across the country. Apart from the dramatic effect of AIDS on life expectancy in Botswana (32 years), living standards in urban areas are good.

The national language of Botswana is Setswana. But visitors to Botswana will discover that English is the official business language and it is widely spoken in urban areas of Botswana.