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High Mortality Rate - Bostwana
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Topic: High mortality rate in Botswana Name: Instructor: Course: Date: Introduction Botswana is among the fastest growing nations in Africa after attaining independence. It was under the British colony unit 1966 when it attained self governance. The geographic position of Botswana does not support fast economic growth but the country is strategically planned to experience fast both economically and politically (McIntyre, 2010).
Geographical location Botswana is a country located in southern Africa. It is a landlocked country as it is surrounded by four countries which hinder its access to large water bodies such as the Atlantic and Indian Ocean. Botswana covers approximately 224,607 square miles. It is located inside the geographical location of the Kalahari Desert. Approximately 73% of the country is a desert as only the eastern portion of the country fall outside Kalahari Desert. The country experiences a semi arid type of climate which consists of warm winters and very hot summers. The topography of Botswana is made up of flat and rolling land. Population The country is scarcely populated because of the large portion covered by the Kalahari Desert. It is made up of a population of 2,003,910 people. The total population of male gender in the country sums up to 1,006,531 while that of the female gender is 997,379. The age structure of the country indicates that the there is low life expectance rate in the nation. Children of age between 0-14 years make up 33.5% of the total population. Young people between the ages of 15-24 years make up 21.9% of the total population. ...
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