Sowa, Botswana

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Coordinates: 20°33′49″S 026°13′28″E / 20.56361°S 26.22444°E / -20.56361; 26.22444

Sowa, Botswana
Sowa, Botswana
DistrictCentral District
(2001 census)[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (Central Africa Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (not observed)

Sowa is a town which lies in the Central District of Botswana, but constitutes a separate administrative district. The Sowa Township was established in 1991 by an act of Parliament, Statutory Instrument No.26 of 1991 and governed by Sowa Township Regulations, 1991 under the Township Act (Cap 40:02). The population was of 2,879 inhabitants, according to 2001 Census, and had grown to 3,598 according to the 2011 census.

Sowa means salt in the language of the San. The town is located near the Sua Pan (also known as Sowa Pan),[2] a salt pan where sodium carbonate (soda ash) is mined.[3]


  1. ^ Central Statistics Office (January 2009). "BOTSWANA DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEY 2006" (PDF). Gaborone, Botswana. Retrieved 2010-07-25.
  2. ^ Sowa Pan Archived 2011-02-20 at the Wayback Machine.. Botswana Tourism Board.
  3. ^ Murphy, Alan (2007). Southern Africa (4th ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 99. ISBN 978-1-74059-745-6. OCLC 156530975.