Population of Cities in Botswana (2021)
Botswana is home to about 2.35 million people, making it the 145th- most populous country in the world. Botswana is growing relatively quickly at a rate of 2.08%. Gaborone is the largest city in Botswana and the nation’s capital. Gaborone is considered to be modest in terms of capital city sizes, with a population of over 200,000. This is almost 10% of the country’s population. Francistown is the second-most populous city in Botswana, home to about 99,000 people. Molepolole follows with over 73,100 people. The only other city with a population of over 50,000 is Maun, Botswana’s tourism center. Maun is officially a village; however, it has about 55,000 people.
Botswana’s population is about 70.2% urban and 29.8% rural. This is a significant increase from 2009, when 60.5% of the population lived in urban areas.