The satellite view is showing Gaborone, the largest city and the national capital of
Botswana. The city is located in a valley between Kgale and Oodi hills, on the Notwane River, about 10 km north of the South African border in the southeastern corner of Botswana, and 260 km northwest of Pretoria (see: Map of Botswana). Gaborone is one of Africa’s five planned capital cities.
230,000 people live in the city of Gaborone (2011), that’s more than10 % of the country’s population.
Spoken languages are English and Tswana (national).
The city is Botswana’s main hub, all major companies and institutions reside in Gaborone, as well as the Botswana Stock Exchange.
The map shows a city map of Gaborone with expressways, main roads, and streets, zoom out to find the location of Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (IATA code: GBE), 13.4 km (8.3 mi) by road (via Nelson Mandela Drive and Airport Road) north of the city.
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Just zoom in (+) to see Botswana’s National Assembly at State House Drive.
Botswana extends from the Chobe River (which drains through the Zambezi to the Indian Ocean) in the north to the Molopo River (part of the Orange River system, which flows into the Atlantic) in the south. To the east, it is bordered by the Limpopo River and its tributaries, the Ngotwane (Notwani), Marico (Madikwe), and Shashe.
Drainage through the marshes of the Okavango delta is complex and imperfectly understood. The perennial Okavango River runs southward into its delta across the Caprivi Strip from the highlands of Angola. Most of its water evaporates from the 4,000 square miles (10,000 square km) of the delta wetlands.
Floodwater reaches down through the eastern side of the marshes to the Boteti River, which flows sporadically to Lake Xau (Dow) and the Makgadikgadi Pans (also roughly 4,000 square miles in area). Less and less water flowed through the western side of the Okavango marshes during the 20th century, so the 70-square-mile (180-square-km) Lake Ngami—famous a century ago—is today dry and almost unrecognizable as a lake. Meanwhile, the eastern Makgadikgadi Pans are flooded annually by the otherwise ephemeral Nata River from the Zimbabwe highlands, while the southern tributaries of the pans are now dry fossil valleys.
What country is Gaborone in?
Gaborone, formerly (until 1969) Gaberones, town, capital of Botswana. The seat of government was transferred there from Mafeking (now spelled Mafikeng), South Africa, in 1965, one year before Botswana became independent of Britain.
Where is Botswana located at?
Botswana / Continent
Botswana is a landlocked country in southern Africa. It is bordered by South Africa to the south and east, Namibia to the west, and Zimbabwe to the east. The country is smaller than the state of Texas.
What is Gaborone known for?
Gaborone is also the center of commerce in Botswana, with numerous important companies headquartered in the capital as well as most of the nation’s financial institutions. De Beers, one of the world’s largest diamond mining companies, was founded near Gaborone in 1888.