Districts of Botswana

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Districts of Botswana
Districts of Botswana (image map).svgDistricts of Botswana. The seven urban districts are not shown.
Category Unitary State
Location Republic of Botswana
Number 17 Districts
Populations 3,598 (Sowa) – 576,064 (Central District)
Areas 17 km2 (6.6 sq mi) (Orapa) – 142,076 km2 (54,856 sq mi) (Central District)
Government District government
Subdivisions Sub-district
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Botswana is divided into 17 administrative districts: 10 rural districts and 7 urban districts. These are administered by 16 local authorities (district councils, city councils or town councils).[1][2]

District Population Area (km2) Density (/km2)
Gaborone City 231592 169 1,370
Francistown City 98961 79 1,253
Lobatse Town 29007 42 691
Selebi-Phikwe Town 49411 50 990
Jwaneng Town 18008 100 180
Orapa Town 9531 17 561
Sowa Township 3598 159 22.63
Southern District 197767 28470 6.9465
South-East District 85014 1780 47.76
Kweneng District 304549 31100 9.793
Kgatleng District 91660 7960 11.515
Central District 576064 142076 4.054619
North-East District 60264 5120 11.770
Ngamiland District 152284 109130 1.39544
Chobe District 23347 20800 1.1225
Ghanzi District 43095 117910 0.365491
Kgalagadi District 50752 105200 0.48243
Total[note 1] 2024904 570162 3.551454
  1. ^ Census report has total area as 581730 km2, which presumably includes water area.

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