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Botswana

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  • President: Ian Khama (2008)
  • Land area: 226,012 sq mi (585,371 sq km); total area: 231,803 sq mi (600,370 sq km)
  • Population (2014 est.): 2,155,784 (growth rate: 1.26%); birth rate: 21.34/1000; infant mortality rate: 9.38/1000; life expectancy: 54.06; note: estimates for this country explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality, higher death rates, lower population growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2014 est.)
  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Gaborone, 202,000
  • Monetary unit: Pula
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