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Delve into Gaborone in Botswana!

Gaborone in the region of South East with it's 208,411 residents is located in Botswana and is the capital of this country.

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Current time in Gaborone is now 07:15 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Gaborone" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Tlokweng, Serowe, Molepolole, Mogoditshane, Mochudi or Isang. While being here, make sure to check out as well. We discovered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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01:06 min ( December 08, 2010 by tripadvisorTRIPWOWf)
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02:38 min ( February 17, 2011 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW4)
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02:23 min ( November 20, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW)
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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Gaborone during the next days.


Africa Future Summit (Botswana)

Beginning: 11:00 am (11:00).
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Beauty For Ashes Women's Gathering

Beginning: 06:00 pm (18:00).
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Interesting facts about this location


Gaborone is the capital and largest city of Botswana with a population of 231,626 based on the 2011 census, about 10% of the total population of Botswana. Its agglomeration is home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census. Gaborone is situated between Kgale and Oodi Hills, on the Notwane River in the southeastern corner of Botswana, and 15 kilometres from the South African border. The city is served by the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport.

More reading: Gaborone homepage
Located at -24.65, 25.91 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Capitals in Africa, Capitals of Botswana district, Cities in Botswana, Gaborone, Planned capitals, Populated places established in 1964, South-East District (Botswana)


Botswana, officially the Republic of Botswana (Tswana: Lefatshe la Botswana), is a landlocked country located in Southern Africa. The citizens refer to themselves as "Batswana", but many English-language sources use "Botswanan" instead. Formerly the British protectorate of Bechuanaland, Botswana adopted its new name after becoming independent within the Commonwealth on 30 September 1966. It has held free and fair democratic elections since independence.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -24.65, 25.91 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Bantu countries and territories, Botswana, Commonwealth republics, Countries in Africa, English-speaking countries and territories, Landlocked countries, Liberal democracies, Member states of the African Union, Member states of the Commonwealth of Nations, Member states of the United Nations, Republics, States and territories established in 1966

Westwood International School

Westwood International School is an English medium international school in Gaborone, Botswana. It was founded in 1988 with sponsorship from the American and British governments and in collaboration with the Botswana Ministry of Education. US, British and South African teaching materials are employed. In 2008-9 there were 550 students and 55 faculty members. The school has a 46,000-square-metre campus with 37 classrooms.

More reading: Westwood International School homepage
Located at -24.65, 25.91 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Educational institutions established in 1988, International schools in Gaborone, Secondary schools in Gaborone

University of Botswana

The University of Botswana, or UB was established in 1982 as the first institution of higher education in Botswana. The university has four campuses: two in the capital city Gaborone, one in Francistown, and another in Maun. The university is divided into six faculties: Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Science and Social Sciences. A Faculty of Medicine is scheduled to enroll students in 2009 as part of a collaboration with the University of Melbourne in Australia.

More reading: University of Botswana homepage
Located at -24.65, 25.91 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Association of Commonwealth Universities, Educational institutions established in 1982, National universities, Universities in Gaborone


Tlokweng is a town located directly adjacent to the capital of Botswana, Gaborone, in the South-East District. It can be considered part of the conurbation of Gaborone. Tlokweng stands on the other side of the river, and is on the road to the border with South Africa, the border post being just 15 km to the east. The population was 21,133 in 2001 census and 35,982 at the 2011 census. It's now part of Gaborone agglomeration home to 421,907 inhabitants at the 2011 census..

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at -24.65, 25.91 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Botswana–South Africa border crossings, Populated places in Botswana, South-East District (Botswana)