Largest Cities in Botswana

Facts about Botswana

Official languages: English, Setswana
Capital: Gaborone
Area: 600,370 km²
Population: 2.0 million residents
Population density: 3.38 residents per km²
Currency: BWP
Internet TLD: .bw
ISO codes: BW, BWA, 72
The telephone code for Botswana is +267

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Botswana is a country in southern Africa. In the dry inland, a central plateau separates the densely populated grassland in the east from the Kalaharis desert and the marshes of the Okavango Delta. The economy is thriving because of the diamond deposits. Because of its political stability, economic development and the steady improvement of living conditions, Botswana is often referred to as a “model country” in Africa. However, due to the high endemic AIDS rate and the associated high mortality, the further economic development of Botswana is very endangered. About 40% (as of 2004) of adults are infected with HIV – the highest rate in the world. The disease is increasingly threatening the socio-economic existence of the country.

Biggest Cities of Botswana by Population

# City Population Latitude Longitude
1 Gaborone, Botswana 208,522 -24.6545 25.9086
2 Francistown, Botswana 90,090 -21.17 27.5078
3 Molepolole, Botswana 63,359 -24.4066 25.4951
4 Selebi-Phikwe, Botswana 53,838 -21.979 27.843
5 Maun, Botswana 50,056 -19.9833 23.4167
6 Serowe, Botswana 47,530 -22.3875 26.7108
7 Kanye, Botswana 44,827 -24.9667 25.3327
8 Mahalapye, Botswana 44,582 -23.1041 26.8142
9 Mogoditshane, Botswana 43,505 -24.6269 25.8656
10 Mochudi, Botswana 37,073 -24.4167 26.15
11 Lobatse, Botswana 30,994 -25.2243 25.6773
12 Palapye, Botswana 30,761 -22.546 27.1251
13 Ramotswa, Botswana 21,561 -24.8716 25.8699
14 Thamaga, Botswana 20,867 -24.6701 25.5397
15 Mosopa, Botswana 19,672 -24.7718 25.4216
16 Letlhakane, Botswana 18,247 -21.4149 25.5926
17 Tonota, Botswana 17,870 -21.4424 27.4615
18 Janeng, Botswana 16,964 -25.4167 25.55
19 Gabane, Botswana 12,995 -24.6667 25.7822
20 Ghanzi, Botswana 10,045 -21.6978 21.6458
21 Kasane, Botswana 9,361 -17.8016 25.1602
22 Orapa, Botswana 9,300 -21.3115 25.3764
23 Kopong, Botswana 7,006 -24.4833 25.8833
24 Letlhakeng, Botswana 6,892 -24.0944 25.0298
25 Tshabong, Botswana 6,702 -26.05 22.45
26 Otse, Botswana 6,386 -25.0167 25.7333
27 Shakawe, Botswana 5,762 -18.3654 21.8422
28 Metsemotlhaba, Botswana 5,655 -24.5514 25.8031
29 Rakops, Botswana 5,333 -21.0226 24.3605

Botswana: Gaborone

The capital of Botswana is called Gaborone. It was named after an important chief of the country. It is located in the southeast of Botswana. 232,000 people live in Gaborone. This makes it the largest city in the country. In 1966, the year of independence, Gaborone was a village with just 1000 inhabitants. But then a little later diamonds were found in northern Botswana and the city developed quickly.

Neighboring countries of Botswana

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