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Gaborone
Ceety
Frae tap tae bottom: skyline view o Gaborone, statue o Seretse Khama,
the ceety centre o Gaborone, bird's-ee view o Gaborone
Nickname(s): Gabs, GC, Gabz, G-City
Satellite image o Gaborone
Gaborone is located in Botswana
Gaborone
Gaborone
Location o Gaborone in Botswana
Coordinates: 24°39′29″S 25°54′44″E / 24.65806°S 25.91222°E / -24.65806; 25.91222Coordinates: 24°39′29″S 25°54′44″E / 24.65806°S 25.91222°E / -24.65806; 25.91222
Kintra  Botswana
Destrict Gaborone
Sub-destrict Gaborone
Foondit 1964[1]
Named for Kgosi Gaborone
Government
 • Type Ceety commission govrenment
 • Body Gaborone Ceety Cooncil
 • Mayor Haskins Nkaigwa (BMD)[2]
 • Deputy Mayor Florence Shagwa (BCP)[2]
Area[3]
 • Ceety 169 km2 (65 sq mi)
Elevation[4] 983 m (3,225 ft)
Population (2011)[5]
 • Ceety 231,626
 • Density 1,400/km2 (3,500/sq mi)
 • Metro 421,907
Time zone Central Africae Time (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) nae observed (UTC+2)
Geografical aurie code[6][7] 3XX
ISO 3166 code BW-SE
Twin cities
 • Burbank {{{twin1_country}}}
 • Zhejiang Province {{{twin2_country}}}
 • Västerås {{{twin3_country}}}
Website Gaborone City Council Website

Gaborone (Tswana IPA: [χabʊˈrʊnɪ][missing tone]; Inglish /ˌɡæbəˈrn/ GA-bə-ROH-nee) is the caipital ceety o Botswana. It haes 208,411 indwallers. Gaborone is ane o the fastest-growin ceeties in Africae. Gaborone is locatit on the Notwane River in the sooth eastren corner o Botswana. It is 15 km (9 mi) frae the Sooth Africaen border.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Parsons, Neil (19 August 1999). "Botswana History Page 7: Geography". Botswana History Pages. Gaborone, Botswana: University of Botswana History Department. Retrieved 4 August 2009. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Keoreng, Ephraim (5 October 2011). New Gaborone Mayor seeks power to hire and fire 28 (148). Gaborone, Botswana: Mmegi Online. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  3. "BOTSWANA STATISTICAL YEAR BOOK 2010" (PDF). Statistics Botswana. Gaborone: Central Statistics Office. 2011-12. Archived from the original on 25 February 2012. Retrieved 25 February 2012. 
  4. "Gaborone, Botswana Page". Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. 
  5. "The Population of Towns, Villages and Associated Localities" (PDF). 2011 Population and Housing Census. Gaborone: Statistics Botswana. June 2012. Archived from the original on 14 June 2012. Retrieved 14 June 2012. 
  6. timeanddate.com
  7. Botswana Telecommunications Authority (11 September 2009). "Botswana (country code +267)" (DOC). National Numbering Plans (International Telecommunication Union). Archived from the original on 27 December 2009. Retrieved 27 December 2009.