Botswana Population 2022


Botswana map
  • The current population of Botswana is estimated at 2,462,864 people as of October, 2022, according to the latest population growth rate and projections.
  • Population of Botswana represent 0.03% of the total world population.
  • The population density of Botswana is 3.9 inhabitants per km2.
  • Botswana is located in Africa.
  • Botswana ranks number 145 in the list of countries ordered by population.
  • The latitudinal point of Botswana is -23.6530° S. The longitudinal coordinate of the country is 25.8921° E.
  • The median age in Botswana is 24.3 years.
  • Minimum Wages in Botswana increased to BWP 7.34 per Hour as of January 2022, around $0,60 USD per hour.
  • The countries that Botswana shares its land boundary with are Namibia to the north and west, Zambia and Zimbabwe to the northeast, and South Africa to the south and southeast.

Botswana

Official name Republic of Botswana
Location Africa
Capital Gaborone
Population 2,447,449 (as of June, 2022)
Population density 3.9/km2
Population growth rate 2.01% (in 2022)
Area 581,730 km2 (224,607.12 sq mi)
Official language English
Currency Pula (BWP)
Life expectancy 69.90 years
Internet TLD .bw
Call code +267

Botswana Population Graph

Botswana Population History (1960-2020)

Year Population Male Population Female Population Male (%) Female (%) Urban Population Urban (%)
2020 2,353,977 1,140,266 1,213,711 48.44% 51.56% 1,668,499 70.88%
2019 2,306,007 1,115,185 1,190,822 48.36% 51.64% 1,618,125 70.17%
2018 2,256,321 1,089,126 1,167,195 48.27% 51.73% 1,567,015 69.45%
2017 2,207,281 1,063,468 1,143,813 48.18% 51.82% 1,516,402 68.7%
2016 2,162,085 1,040,828 1,121,257 48.14% 51.86% 1,468,704 67.93%
2015 2,122,837 1,022,146 1,100,691 48.15% 51.85% 1,425,697 67.16%
2014 2,090,708 1,008,767 1,081,941 48.25% 51.75% 1,387,603 66.37%
2013 2,064,614 999,686 1,064,928 48.42% 51.58% 1,353,767 65.57%
2012 2,041,591 992,622 1,048,969 48.62% 51.38% 1,322,338 64.77%
2011 2,017,421 984,501 1,032,920 48.8% 51.2% 1,288,527 63.87%
2010 1,989,093 972,865 1,016,228 48.91% 51.09% 1,241,393 62.41%
2009 1,955,448 956,996 998,452 48.94% 51.06% 1,191,650 60.94%
2008 1,917,552 937,683 979,869 48.9% 51.1% 1,139,793 59.44%
2007 1,877,333 916,514 960,819 48.82% 51.18% 1,087,539 57.93%
2006 1,837,747 895,167 942,580 48.71% 51.29% 1,036,489 56.4%
2005 1,800,876 875,766 925,110 48.63% 51.37% 1,007,410 55.94%
2004 1,767,299 858,377 908,922 48.57% 51.43% 980,674 55.49%
2003 1,736,121 842,366 893,755 48.52% 51.48% 955,387 55.03%
2002 1,706,342 827,405 878,937 48.49% 51.51% 931,151 54.57%
2001 1,676,349 812,191 864,158 48.45% 51.55% 906,234 54.06%
2000 1,644,976 796,168 848,808 48.4% 51.6% 875,456 53.22%
1999 1,611,870 779,339 832,531 48.35% 51.65% 844,136 52.37%
1998 1,577,403 761,570 815,833 48.28% 51.72% 812,836 51.53%
1997 1,541,964 743,381 798,583 48.21% 51.79% 781,467 50.68%
1996 1,506,229 725,099 781,130 48.14% 51.86% 750,554 49.83%
1995 1,470,642 706,938 763,704 48.07% 51.93% 720,320 48.98%
1994 1,435,495 689,181 746,314 48.01% 51.99% 690,904 48.13%
1993 1,400,509 671,684 728,825 47.96% 52.04% 662,301 47.29%
1992 1,364,905 653,926 710,979 47.91% 52.09% 633,862 46.44%
1991 1,327,647 635,412 692,235 47.86% 52.14% 601,291 45.29%
1990 1,288,043 615,942 672,101 47.82% 52.18% 540,076 41.93%
1989 1,245,728 595,209 650,519 47.78% 52.22% 481,474 38.65%
1988 1,201,273 573,728 627,545 47.76% 52.24% 426,092 35.47%
1987 1,156,059 551,787 604,272 47.73% 52.27% 374,563 32.4%
1986 1,112,059 530,452 581,607 47.7% 52.3% 327,835 29.48%
1985 1,070,655 510,060 560,595 47.64% 52.36% 286,079 26.72%
1984 1,032,470 491,043 541,427 47.56% 52.44% 249,238 24.14%
1983 997,319 473,228 524,091 47.45% 52.55% 216,618 21.72%
1982 964,014 456,268 507,746 47.33% 52.67% 187,886 19.49%
1981 931,528 440,240 491,288 47.26% 52.74% 163,483 17.55%
1980 898,937 424,748 474,189 47.25% 52.75% 148,145 16.48%
1979 866,111 409,930 456,181 47.33% 52.67% 133,901 15.46%
1978 833,466 395,813 437,653 47.49% 52.51% 120,769 14.49%
1977 801,493 382,392 419,101 47.71% 52.29% 108,763 13.57%
1976 770,906 369,418 401,488 47.92% 52.08% 97,982 12.71%
1975 742,236 356,867 385,369 48.08% 51.92% 88,178 11.88%
1974 715,559 344,613 370,946 48.16% 51.84% 79,499 11.11%
1973 690,734 332,796 357,938 48.18% 51.82% 71,698 10.38%
1972 667,897 321,592 346,305 48.15% 51.85% 64,786 9.7%
1971 647,126 311,397 335,729 48.12% 51.88% 58,241 9%
1970 628,467 302,481 325,986 48.13% 51.87% 49,209 7.83%
1969 612,031 294,938 317,093 48.19% 51.81% 41,679 6.81%
1968 597,662 288,551 309,111 48.28% 51.72% 35,322 5.91%
1967 584,799 283,043 301,756 48.4% 51.6% 29,942 5.12%
1966 572,643 277,789 294,854 48.51% 51.49% 25,425 4.44%
1965 560,668 272,373 288,295 48.58% 51.42% 21,530 3.84%
1964 548,527 266,639 281,888 48.61% 51.39% 18,211 3.32%
1963 536,335 260,659 275,676 48.6% 51.4% 17,002 3.17%
1962 524,406 254,704 269,702 48.57% 51.43% 16,414 3.13%
1961 513,303 249,157 264,146 48.54% 51.46% 15,912 3.1%
1960 503,336 244,219 259,117 48.52% 51.48% 15,402 3.06%
Source: Worldbank Open Data | Some data could be adjusted by Pediaglobe.

Cities in Botswana ordered by Population

The list offered below features the biggest cities of Botswana. Besides, in the table you will find information regarding the population size in these cities. Cities are ordered by population (largest to smallest).

Botswana

# City Population 2022
1 Gaborone 234,672
2 Francistown 100,168
3 Molepolole 74,170
4 Maun 66,692
5 Mogoditshane 59,453
6 Serowe 58,538
7 Kanye 52,935
8 Selibe Phikwe 50,068
9 Mochudi 47,767
10 Mahalapye 46,891
11 Palapye 41,566
12 Tlokweng 37,708
13 Ramotswa 30,739
14 Lobatse 29,393
15 Letlhakane 26,715
16 Moshupa 24,570
17 Tonota 24,377
18 Thamaga 23,350
19 Bobonong 22,665
20 Tutume 18,579
21 Jwaneng 18,294
22 Mmopane 18,015
23 Gabane 16,811
24 Ghanzi 16,457
25 Mmadinare 15,421
26 Shoshong 12,038
27 Kopong 11,207
28 Letlhakeng 9,966
29 Orapa 9,683
30 Molapowabojang 9,579
31 Tshabong 9,578
32 Kasane 9,375
33 Metsimotlhabe 9,344
34 Gumare 9,061
35 Tati Siding 8,269
36 Otse 8,066
37 Nata 7,835
38 Lerala 7,566
39 Mmankgodi 7,565
40 Lentsweletau 7,540
41 Shakawe 7,517
42 Rakops 7,312
43 Gweta 7,111
44 Mmathethe 7,008
45 Sefophe 6,994
46 Kang 6,681
47 Dukwi 6,562
48 Bokaa 6,559
49 Good Hope 6,475
50 Maitengwe 6,273
51 Mathangwane 6,060
52 Kumakwane 5,987
53 Oodi 5,945
54 Masunga 5,741
55 Sefhare 5,372
56 Borolong 5,351
57 Mopipi 5,334
58 Chadibe 5,293
59 Lotlhakane 5,292
60 Etsha 6 5,286
61 Moiyabana 5,229
62 Sehithwa 5,217
63 Maunatlala 5,023
64 Tsetsebjwe 4,903
65 Hukuntsi 4,806
66 Ramokgonami 4,657
67 Rasesa 4,554
68 Kazungula 4,383
69 Mandunyane 4,312
70 Ramotswa station/Taung 4,300
71 Sojwe 4,257
72 Shashe-Mooke 4,094
73 Manyana 3,937
74 Charles Hill 3,855
75 Lecheng 3,838
76 Takatokwane 3,763
77 Seronga 3,754
78 Sebina 3,724
79 Nkange 3,692
80 Pitsane Siding 3,686
81 Morwa 3,677
82 Serule 3,669
83 Sowa 3,638
84 Shashe/Semotswane 3,541
85 Tumasera 3,535
86 Matshelagabedi 3,530
87 Werda 3,457
88 Nokaneng 3,428
89 Khakhea 3,369
90 Mookane 3,348

Other Countries from Africa Ranked by Population

Country Name Population 2022 Population density
Nigeria 216,850,785 218/km2
Ethiopia 119,814,176 93/km2
Democratic Republic of the Congo 105,404,210 46/km2
Egypt 105,191,099 102/km2
Tanzania 63,582,799 47.5/km2
South Africa 60,839,972 42/km2
Kenya 55,839,697 78/km2
Uganda 49,130,208 161.1/km2
Sudan 46,010,693 21/km2
Algeria 45,433,964 17.9/km2
Morocco 37,722,619 50.1/km2
Angola 33,103,620 25/km2
Mozambique 33,099,311 28.9/km2
Ghana 32,257,331 102/km2
Madagascar 29,098,694 35.6/km2
Ivory Coast 27,485,355 64/km2
Cameroon 27,395,781 39.9/km2
Niger 26,010,912 12.2/km2
Burkina Faso 22,081,135 65/km2
Mali 21,396,790 11.8/km2