Southern District (Botswana)

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Southern
Ngwaketse
District
Location within Botswana
Location within Botswana
Coordinates: 25°00′S 25°00′E / 25.000°S 25.000°E / -25.000; 25.000Coordinates: 25°00′S 25°00′E / 25.000°S 25.000°E / -25.000; 25.000
Country  Botswana
Capital Kanye
Area
 • Total 28,470 km2 (10,990 sq mi)
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 186,831
 • Density 6.6/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone Central Africa Time (UTC+2)

Southern is one of the districts of Botswana. The capital of Southern district (Ngwaketse district) is Kanye, home to the Bangwaketse, one of the largest growing villages in Botswana. Other large villages in the southern district include Moshupa, home to the Bakgatla-ba-ga Mmanaana, and Goodhope, home of the Barolong. The Southern district (Ngwaketse district), is home to Botswana’s second largest beef farmers where there are large privately owned ranges, and several government run beef ranges which provide agricultural support to the local farmers. Maize and sorghum, Botswana’s staple crop, are also raised in the area. Southern district is where the third diamond mine of Botswana was found (the Jwaneng diamond mine), which buoys Botswana’s economic state of prosperity. It was the first district to house the capital city before being moved to Gaborone after independence. It is the first place where traffic laws in Botswana were introduced, by Kgosikgolo Bathoen I.

In the south, Southern borders the North West Province of South Africa. Domestically, it borders the following districts:

Southern District is traversed by the northwesterly line of equal latitude and longitude.

Villages[edit]

Jwaneng is its own district within Southern District.

In the 2011 Census the following villages were listed:[1]

Barolong sub-district[edit]

Bethel, Borobadilepe, Digawana, Dikhukhung, Dinatshana, Ditlharapa, Gamajalela, Gathwane, Good Hope, Hebron, Kangwe, Kgoro, Lejwana, Leporung, Logagane, Lorwana, Mabule, Madingwana, Magoriapitse, Makokwe, Malokaganyane, Marojane, Metlobo, Metlojane, Mmakgori, Mmathethe, Mogojogojo, Mogwalale, Mokatako, Mokgomane, Molete, Motsentshe, Musi, Ngwatsau, Papatlo, Phihitshwane, Pitsana-Potokwe, Pitsane Siding, Pitshane Molopo, Rakhuna, Ramatlabama, Sedibeng, Sekhutlane, Sheep Farm, Tlhareseleele, Tshidilamolomo, Tswaaneng, Tswagare/Lothoje/Lokalana, Tswanyaneng

Ngwaketse sub-district[edit]

Betesankwe, Diabo, Dipotsana, Gasita, Kanye, Kgomokasitwa, Lefoko, Lekgolobotlo, Lorolwana, Lotlhakane, Lotlhakane West, Magotlhwane, Manyana, Maokane, Mogonye, Mokhomba, Molapowabojang, Moshaneng, Moshupa, Ntlhantlhe, Pitseng, Ralekgetho, Ranaka, Segwagwa, Seherelela, Selokolela, Semane, Sese, Sesung, Tlhankane, Tshwaane, Tsonyane

Ngwaketse West sub-district[edit]

Itholoke, Kanaku, Keng, Khakhea, Khonkhwa, Kokong, Kutuku, Mabutsane, Mahotshwane, Morwamosu, Sekoma

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