Geography in Botswana

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Geography in Botswana


The continent: Africa
  
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For country comparisons (the table on the map) colors are used:
 
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Area in Botswana


Surface area

581 730 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 46 in the world of 233 (80,69%); 22 in Africa from 56 (62,50%)

Land area

566 730 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 46 in the world of 230 (80,43%); 22 in Africa from 54 (61,11%)

Territorial waters

15 000 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 37 in the world of 153 (76,47%); 10 in Africa from 40 (77,50%)

Land use in Botswana


Land area

566 730 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 46 in the world of 230 (80,43%); 22 in Africa from 54 (61,11%)

Agricultural land

45,88 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 75 in the world of 208 (64,42%); 28 in Africa from 53 (49,06%)
0,538 % (0,108 % annual) ↘
min: 45,50; max: 45,91; max-min: 0,418 (0,911%); mid: 45,71;
0,174 (0,379%)
260 010 {sq.km.[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 44 in the world of 209 (79,43%); 20 in Africa from 54 (64,81%)
0,538 % (0,108 % annual) ↘
min: 257 840; max: 260 210; max-min: 2 370 (0,911%); mid: 259 025;
985 (0,379%)
11,55 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 5 in the world of 207 (98,07%); 2 in Africa from 52 (98,08%)
9,37 % (1,87 % annual) ↗
min: 11,55; max: 49,62; max-min: 38,07 (76,73%); mid: 30,58;
-19,03 (-164,86%)

Arable land

0,704 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 189 in the world of 206 (8,74%); 50 in Africa from 53 (7,55%)
35,09 % (7,02 % annual) ↘
min: 0,321; max: 0,741; max-min: 0,420 (56,67%); mid: 0,531;
0,173 (24,56%)
5 210 {sq.km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 125 in the world of 206 (39,81%); 39 in Africa from 53 (28,30%)
50,29 % (10,06 % annual) ↘
min: 2 400; max: 5 210; max-min: 2 810 (53,93%); mid: 3 805;
1 405 (26,97%)
0,230 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 60 in the world of 206 (71,36%); 19 in Africa from 53 (66,04%)
45,08 % (9,02 % annual) ↘
min: 0,126; max: 0,763; max-min: 0,636 (83,42%); mid: 0,445;
-0,214 (-93,06%)

Forest area

19,13 {% of land area[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 134 in the world of 205 (35,12%); 30 in Africa from 53 (45,28%)
4,71 % (0,943 % annual) ↗
min: 19,13; max: 24,21; max-min: 5,08 (20,98%); mid: 21,67;
-2,54 (-13,27%)
108 400 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 48 in the world of 206 (77,18%); 14 in Africa from 54 (75,93%)
4,71 % (0,943 % annual) ↗
min: 108 400; max: 137 180; max-min: 28 780 (20,98%); mid: 122 790;
-14 390 (-13,27%)
4,79 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 9 in the world of 204 (96,08%); 3 in Africa from 52 (96,15%)
15,69 % (3,14 % annual) ↗
min: 4,79; max: 9,94; max-min: 5,15 (51,81%); mid: 7,37;
-2,58 (-53,75%)

Terrestrial protected areas

29,15 {% of land area[?]}
(2014)
(descending): 34 in the world of 204 (83,82%); 8 in Africa from 53 (86,79%)
0,020 % (0,0039206 % annual) ↘
min: 17,90; max: 29,15; max-min: 11,25 (38,59%); mid: 23,53;
5,63 (19,30%)
165 210 {sq. km.[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 25 in the world of 202 (88,12%); 9 in Africa from 51 (84,31%)
0,0012885 {hectares per person[?]}
(2015)
(descending): 45 in the world of 202 (78,22%); 5 in Africa from 51 (92,16%)

Land boundaries and coastline in Botswana


Length of land borders

4 347 km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 45 in the world of 166 (73,49%); 18 in Africa from 49 (65,31%)

Number of Neighbors

4 [?] (2015)
(descending): 61 in the world of 164 (63,41%); 23 in Africa from 49 (55,10%)

Elevation in Botswana


mean elevation

1 013 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 32 in the world of 163 (80,98%); 10 in Africa from 48 (81,25%)

lowest point

513 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 7 in the world of 73 (91,78%); 5 in Africa from 24 (83,33%)

highest point

1 489 m.[?] (2015)
(descending): 141 in the world of 232 (39,66%); 41 in Africa from 56 (28,57%)

Main parameters in Botswana


Population

2 262 485 number of people[?] (2015)
(descending): 143 in the world of 233 (39,06%); 42 in Africa from 56 (26,79%)
9,49 % (1,90 % annual) ↘
min: 524 029; max: 2 262 485; max-min: 1 738 456 (76,84%); mid: 1 393 257;
869 228 (38,42%)

Surface area

581 730 sq. km.[?] (2015)
(descending): 46 in the world of 233 (80,69%); 22 in Africa from 56 (62,50%)

Population density

3,99 people per sq. km of land area[?] (2015)
(descending): 218 in the world of 230 (5,65%); 51 in Africa from 54 (7,41%)
9,49 % (1,90 % annual) ↘
min: 0,947; max: 3,99; max-min: 3,05 (76,28%); mid: 2,47;
1,52 (38,14%)

Population growth rate

1,90 annual %[?] (2015)
(descending): 66 in the world of 216 (69,91%); 43 in Africa from 54 (22,22%)
5,53 % (1,11 % annual) ↗
min: 1,32; max: 3,92; max-min: 2,60 (66,31%); mid: 2,62;
-0,723 (-38,10%)

Surface area

25,71 hectar per person[?] (2015)
(ascending): 223 in the world of 233 (4,72%); 54 in Africa from 56 (5,36%)
10,48 % (2,10 % annual) ↗
min: 25,71; max: 111,20; max-min: 85,48 (76,88%); mid: 68,45;
-42,74 (-166,23%)