Kweneng District

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Location within Botswana
Location within Botswana
Coordinates: 24°00′S 25°00′E / 24.000°S 25.000°E / -24.000; 25.000Coordinates: 24°00′S 25°00′E / 24.000°S 25.000°E / -24.000; 25.000
Country  Botswana
Capital Molepolole
 • Total 35,890 km2 (13,860 sq mi)
Population (2001 census)
 • Total 230,335
 • Density 6.4/km2 (17/sq mi)
Time zone Central Africa Time (UTC+2)

Kweneng is one of the districts of Botswana and is the recent historical homeland of the Bakwena people, the first group in Botswana converted to Christianity by famed missionary David Livingstone. Various landmarks, including Livingstone's Cave, allude to this history. The seat of the district's government is Molepolole, Botswana's most populous village (only trailing Botswana's two cities: Gaborone and Francistown).

Urban villages[edit]

2001 2006 2011
Molepolole 65,570 67,598
Mogoditshane 14,246 46,493 57,637
Thamaga 21,141 19,547
Gabane 10,399 13,581 14,842
Kopong 5,571 7,999 9,520
Letlhakeng 6,032 7,229

District borders[edit]

Kweneng is the only district without a foreign border. It borders the following districts:

Kweneng borders more districts than any other district.

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


Kweneng District has the following sub-districts:

See also[edit]