Jwaneng

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Jwaneng
Village
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Jwaneng is located in Botswana
Jwaneng
Jwaneng
Coordinates: 24°36′07″S 24°43′42″E / 24.60194°S 24.72833°E / -24.60194; 24.72833Coordinates: 24°36′07″S 24°43′42″E / 24.60194°S 24.72833°E / -24.60194; 24.72833
Country Botswana
District Kweneng District
Elevation 1,189 m (3,901 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 18,063
Time zone GMT +2

Jwaneng is a town located in the Southern District of Botswana, but it is not part of this, being a separate district, with its own Town Council. [2]

History[edit]

The town was formed around the Jwaneng diamond mine, considered the richest in the world in terms of its content of gem-quality diamonds. At its inception it was a 'closed town', meaning that in order to live there permission was needed from the owners of the mine, Debswana.

Transportation[edit]

The town and the mine are served by the Jwaneng Airport.

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